Six Big Island police officers were honored Thursday by Mothers Against Drunk Driving-Hawaii, in cooperation with Big Island Toyota, for their efforts and dedication to the prevention of impaired driving during 2011.
Awards were presented at a luncheon at the YWCA in Hilo.
The “Top Cop” award went to South Hilo Patrol Officer Erhard Autrata for making 99 DUI arrests during the year.
Other officers honored were: South Hilo Patrol Officer Christopher Kapua-Allison, 52 DUI arrests; South Hilo Patrol Officer Gabriel Wilson, 40 DUI arrests; Hilo Traffic Enforcement Unit Officer Clarence Davies, 62 DUI arrests; Kona Traffic Enforcement Unit Officer Joshua Lewis, 92 DUI arrests; and Kona Patrol Officer Shea Nactor, 37 DUI arrests.
Every year, MADD-Hawaii recognizes officers throughout the state for their efforts to reduce deaths and injuries on our roadways from impaired drivers.