Police Officer David Haidle receives MADD award

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Lt. Carson Altizer (left) and MAAD award recipient Officer David Haidle (right)]

Christiansburg Police Department’s Officer David Haidle was one of more than 200 law enforcement officials throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia recognized for outstanding efforts in DWI enforcement and education on Wednesday, Sept. 30 in a virtual ceremony on the @MADDVA Facebook page.

Each year, MADD recognizes the brave men and women of Virginia for their commitment to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. Law enforcement plays a critical role in the fight to eliminate this 100% preventable crime.

Together with Statewide Event Sponsor, State Farm, the Virginia office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving recognized heroes from around Virginia who champion MADD’s mission. Throughout of the month of October, MADD Virginia will continue to highlight the great work of each award recipient on their Facebook page.

“Every day at State Farm we see the devastating toll automobile crashes have on families. We are committed to helping drivers understand the importance of sobriety behind the wheel,” said State Farm spokesperson Kate Beadle. “We want to thank the officers who are being recognized for helping educate others and keep our roadways safe.”

[In attached photos: Lt. Carson Altizer (left) and MAAD award recipient Officer David Haidle (right)]