Members of Montgomery County PCT 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden’s DWI Enforcement Unit recently received the “Difference Maker Award” for their exemplary work at helping curb impaired drivers in East Montgomery County.
At the 2022 Texas Impaired Driving Forum, MOCO PCT 4’s DWI team was recognized for their hard work and dedication making the roadways a safer place for those traveling in and through East Montgomery County. SGT Potter along with Deputies Esteves, Lewis, and Castillo was presented the awards by TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) and TxIDTF (Texas Impaired Driving Task Force) earlier this week. The Difference Maker Award is handed out every year to those individuals and organizations going the extra mile to help deter impaired driving in Texas.
In 2021, SGT Potter and his team took a staggering 313 of the Office’s 400 DWI suspects off the roads of East Montgomery County. All the team members are not only well-versed in utilizing SFST (Standardized Field Sobriety Tests), but are also certified in ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) and using an Intoxilyzer. On top of the arrest numbers, PCT 4’s DWI team has also helped the TABC (Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission) with business compliance checks and assisted other agencies without specialized training on their DWI investigations.
“That ‘Save a Life’ stamped into the bottom of the award is there for a reason,” stated Constable Hayden. “Our small but very efficient DWI Unit made 313 potentially life-saving arrests last year, and that is the number one reason why we will continue to add available resources to this team. The lives of those living in and traveling through PCT 4 are too important to us.”