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Midlands agencies, officers among recipients of awards for DUI enforcement

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The SC Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) recognized law enforcement officers and agencies on Wednesday for their efforts in 2014 to enforce the state's DUI laws and remove impaired drivers from South Carolina roadways.

SCDPS presented awards to officers and agencies in several categories and held drawings for agencies to win prizes including a vehicle during the 10th Annual DUI Enforcement Recognition and 2014 Law Enforcement DUI Challenge Ceremonies.

The following is a complete list of winners:

Officer of the Year (five categories based on size of agency):

1-10 officers: Patrolman First Class Evan McWilliams, Springdale Police Department, 25 DUI arrests

11-25 officers: Officer Travis Roberts, Clemson Police Department, 77 DUI arrests

26-50 officers: Patrolman Dale Burris, Camden Police Department, 30 DUI arrests

51-100 officers: Sergeant Tom Hathaway, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office, 69 DUI arrests

101 or more officers: Patrolman First Class Shon McCluskey, Myrtle Beach Police Department, 105 DUI arrests

Rookie of the Year:

Officer William Britton, Conway Police Department: 59 DUI arrests (Not pictured, representatives of Conway Police Department accepted the award)

Highway Patrol Trooper of the Year:

Trooper First Class Stephen Lowder, Jr., Troop 1 (Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Richland and Sumter Counties), 104 DUI arrests (Not pictured, representatives of Troop 1 accepted the award)

Highway Patrol Troop of the Year:

Troop 3 (Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg counties), 3,201 DUI arrests

State Transport Police District of the Year:

State Transport Police, District 2 (Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, and Saluda counties), 9 DUI arrests

Agency of the Year (five categories based on size of agency):

1-10 officers: Springdale Police Department, 39 DUI arrests

11-25 officers: Travelers Rest Police Department, 84 DUI arrests

26-50 officers: Clemson University Police Department, 68 DUI arrests

51-100 officers: Kershaw County Sheriff's Office, 265 DUI arrests

101 or more officers: Greenville County Sheriff's Office, 419 DUI arrests

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