Forty officers were inducted into the 100 DUI Club, 3 were inducted in the 200 DUI Club, and 2 officers into the 300 DUI Club at annual awards held in Jackson May 14.
Two members of the Meridian Police Department were recognized for their efforts in keeping DUI drivers off the streets.
Corporal Greg Crain wrote 84 citations in 2009. Officer Justin Thomas wrote 126.
Of the 700 crashes that resulted in fatalities in 2009, 245 of those involved drivers under the influence.
MPD Capt. Rick McCary was recognized for his work as the District 6 Law Enforcement Liaison, distributing information to other agencies in a 9-county area about blitz efforts being organized.