San Diego Metropolis Lawyer Mara W. Elliott introduced Friday Deputy Metropolis Lawyer Matthew Starr and Chief Deputy Metropolis Lawyer Karen Li had been honored by Moms Towards Drunk Driving for his or her work combating drunk and drugged driving.
Starr gained MADD’s Excellent Prosecutor of the Yr award for 2021 and Li was offered with the chapter’s first-ever award for Volunteer of the Yr on the MADD San Diego Regulation Enforcement Recognition Awards ceremony.
“We’re so proud to have each of those people and their nice work honored by our native chapter of Moms Towards Drunk Driving,” Elliott stated. “Karen has spent numerous hours informing the general public in regards to the risks of drunk driving. Matt’s progressive work on prosecuting drug DUIs ensures that these individuals who refuse to obey the legislation are dropped at justice.”
Starr handles among the most difficult DUI instances in his position as lead prosecutor on the specialised Drug DUI vertical prosecution group, in accordance with the Metropolis Lawyer’s Workplace.
In Folks v. Ryan Doll, Starr convicted a driver who was beneath the affect of methamphetamine and Xanax that was discovered blocking the doorway to the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park. In Folks v. Andrew Bohannan, Starr convicted a person who was concerned in 4 separate collisions on La Jolla Shores Drive whereas beneath the affect of Fentanyl and marijuana.
MADD saluted Li for her work as a volunteer and advisory board member for greater than 10 years. Li started volunteering for MADD in 2010 after her fiancé, Deputy Sheriff Ken Collier, was killed pursuing a drunk driver going the incorrect approach on Freeway 52.
Since then, her “Ken Collier’s Crew & Public Security Household” group has raised greater than $60,000 for MADD and is likely one of the largest groups on the annual Stroll Like MADD group occasion.