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MADD celebrating 40 years with virtual recognition ceremony

Posted at 9:13 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 20:27:36-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Mothers Against Drunk Driving celebrated its 40th year with a virtual statewide "MADD Law Enforcement Recognition Awards" ceremony on Thursday.

The ceremony was a chance to honor officers in law enforcement with awards for the number of driving under the influence arrests made annually. Awards were handed out to the Investigator of the Year, Victim Advocate, Top Probation Officer, Top Law Enforcement Officers, and there was a "Community Champion Award."

23ABC's very own Jessica Harrington emceed the virtual event.

Due to the pandemic, MADD said it has become necessary to conduct a giving campaign. Funds raised for #OneMADDCalifornia will go toward MADD's research-based programs to end drunk and drugged driving, support the victims affected by impaired driving and prevent underage drinking.

Online donations can be made here or call (661) 493-8200.