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Andreasen MADD Award

Lompoc Police Officer Eric Andreasen, left, poses with Chief Pat Walsh after receiving an award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Southern California Region for making 25 arrests for driving under the influence over the past year.

Lompoc Police Officer Eric Andreasen was honored Tuesday by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Southern California Region for making 25 arrests for driving under the influence over the past year, a Lompoc city spokeswoman revealed Wednesday.

Andreasen was recognized during this year’s Law Enforcement and Prosecutor Recognition Luncheon on Tuesday in Camarillo. At the luncheon, several law enforcement officers in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties were acknowledged for their efforts to stop DUIs.

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This year marked the 18th that Andreasen has been honored by MADD for his DUI enforcement efforts, according to Lompoc Police Chief Pat Walsh. Andreasen has made more than 800 DUI arrests in his career.

“Officer Andreasen is committed to keeping Lompoc safe, and has a passion for enforcing impaired driving laws,” Walsh said. “He is aware of the damage drunken and high drivers do to a community, families and themselves. I am proud of Officer Andreasen and the Lompoc police officers who make these arrests for their continued work in this critical area.”

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