Officer Jesse Schwartz Honored For Most Drunk-Driving Arrests In County

BOUND BROOK – Officer Jesse Schwartz has been honored for his great service in taking most drivers driving under the influence into custody in Somerset County.

In a news release, borough police Capt. Kevin Rivenbark stated that Officer Jesse Schwartz was listed as the 2015 Mothers Against Drunk Driving Top Gun for Somerset County during the MADD Breakfast on Thursday at Rutgers University.

It was mentioned in the release that Schwartz took 63 drunk drivers into custody in the previous year.

Rivenbark also told that cops are awarded in each county in New Jersey who take the highest number of drunk drivers into custody in their respective county.

According to Bound Brook Chief of Police Michael Jannone, “I am extremely proud of Officer Schwartz and this accomplishment. The residents of Bound Brook, Somerset County, and the state of New Jersey are all safer due to his efforts. (He) does this work for the people.”

Schwartz joined the Bound Brook police department in 2013; he made more than 100 drunk driving arrests in 3 years. Before that, he was serving Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department.

It was also stated in the release that MADD has saved almost 330,000 lives till now; the department was established in 1980.

The new release showed their mission statement as, “To end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.”

MADD holds the awards ceremony every year to recognize cops all over the state for their struggles in coping with drunk driving.

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