Eden Prairie MADD award

Eden Prairie Chief Greg Weber, Officer Chad Streiff and Sgt. Tom Lowery at the MADD Awards earlier this month.

Eden Prairie police Officer Chad Streiff made more than 60 DWI arrests last year, which earned him recognition from the group Mothers Against Drunk Driving Minnesota (MADD), MADD said.

He received the Top DWI Enforcer Silver Pin Award at the MADD Statewide Recognition Awards on May 14 for the work he does to prevent drunk driving, according to a May 22 news release from the Eden Prairie Police Department.

Streiff and 109 other Minnesota police officers received the award, with the police department saying of the 11,000 sworn officers in the state, the 110 honored made 58 percent of the DWI arrests in Minnesota in 2018.

Eden Prairie police Sgt. Tom Lowery was nominated for the MADD Leading From the Front award. The award is given to a leader who has made drunk driving a focus of their department, the release said.

There have been 85 DWI arrests in Eden Prairie so far this year, the release notes.

Melissa Turtinen is the multimedia reporter for Lakeshore Weekly News. She's passionate about adding context to stories and informing people about what's going on in their community. She enjoys being outside, traveling and good beer.


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