Members of the Ford County Attorney’s Office, Dodge City Police Department, and Ford County Sheriff’s Office gathered for the 9th annual DUI Holiday Drive for Victims on Dec. 13.

"The DUI Holiday Drive for Victims is an opportunity for all those involved in the criminal justice system to rededicate ourselves to doing what we can to reduce the number of impaired driving crashes and fatalities in Ford County and throughout Kansas," said Ford County Attorney Kevin Salzman, in a press release. "It is our hope that when citizens and residents of Ford County see the red ribbons on patrol cars during this season, that people will be reminded that impaired driving costs lives and will choose to drink responsibly during this festive season."

Contributing pens, red ribbon magnets, and red "MADD Hero" lapel pins to law enforcement were Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

The lapel pins will be part of the uniforms of the Dodge City Police Department and Ford County Sheriff’s Office and will be worn from now through Jan. 7, 2019.

The Dodge City Police Department, the Ford County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ford County Attorney’s Office would all like to thank every law enforcement officer in the community for their efforts in apprehending impaired drivers," Salzman said, "and to the community who report suspicious and erratic driving or other behaviors and help prevent impaired individuals from driving."

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