Abbotsford Police officers honoured for role on Alexa’s Team

Eleven local officers took 420 impaired drivers off the road in 2014

Const. Pat Kelly

Const. Pat Kelly

A total of 11 Abbotsford Police officers have been honoured for their part in taking 420 impaired drivers of the road in 2014.

The officers are members of Alexa’s Team, named for Alexa Middelaer, who was killed by an impaired driver in 2008 when she was four years old.

The team consists of RCMP and municipal officers committed to reducing the number of impaired-driving deaths in B.C.

New measures were enacted in 2010 to combat drinking and driving in B.C., including the immediate roadside prohibition program.

Since that time, Alexa’s Team members have processed more than 66,000 sanctions for alcohol- and drug-related driving offences, according to a news release.

Alexa’s Team members from the Lower Mainland were honoured at the Justice Institute of B.C. on May 7 for their work in reducing alcohol-related crashes.

Abbotsford Police Const. Patrick Kelly was recognized as an “All Star” for taking at least 34 criminally impaired drivers off the road in 2014.

Other Abbotsford officers honoured were: constables Thomas Baker, Chris Frose, Daniel Baldinger, Larry Campbell, John Davidson, Jeff Morgan, Michael Oakman, Donald Ridder, Ken Wilson and Renae Williams.