Elmhurst police officer Matthew McCollum was honored Sept. 22 by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for his efforts to reduce alcohol abuse in the community.
Officials said he made 73 drunken-driving arrests in 2011, more than any other Elmhurst officer.
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McCollum also is a police academy instructor who trains recruits to administer field sobriety tests, and works with youths through DARE, a drug and alcohol awareness program.
"Officer McCollum is a firm believer that education is a crucial component in stopping underage drinking. We are very proud to have him as a member of our team," Elmhurst Chief James Kveton said in a news release.