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Vienna Police Sergeant Tom Taylor Honored

On May 4, Sergeant Tom Taylor was honored for his enforcement efforts against drunk and impaired drivers. The Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (V.A.S.A.P.) in Fairfax County and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) held its annual awards ceremony at the Tysons Westpark Hotel in McLean. The Annual Awards for Excellence in Community Service and Safety honored many local police officers and deputy sheriffs from various agencies for their efforts to combat drunk driving.

Every year since 1991 M.A.D.D. and V.A.S.A.P. have honored area law enforcement officers and others for their efforts in enforcing and prosecuting the drunken driving laws of the Commonwealth. Sergeant Taylor spent numerous hours detecting, investigating, and prosecuting impaired drivers in 2011 and is a three time recipient of the award.

As the result of a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles grant, targeted D.W.I. enforcement took place within the Town of Vienna and resulted in additional arrests.

Sergeant Taylor is also an Intoxilyzer Operator for the Commonwealth of Virginia in addition to being an aggressive enforcer of the D.W.I. laws. The Intoxilyzer instrument, which analyzes the breath of suspected violators to determine their blood alcohol content, is strategically located in the Vienna area by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Sergeant Taylor and other Intoxilyzer operators throughout Virginia continually perform blood alcohol tests at Vienna Police Headquarters.