Mothers Against Drunk Driving Recognizes Local Leaders



City of Binghamton Police Officer Mike Senio and Broome County STOP-DWI Coordinator James May

(Binghamton-NY) Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will be honoring two local leaders on November 17th at their annual luncheon highlighting their achievements in deterring individuals from driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Broome County STOP-DWI Coordinator James May will be receiving an Individual Contribution Award for his work in developing the statewide STOP-DWI Crack Down Campaign which unified the efforts of County Sheriffs, State and Municipal Police. City of Binghamton Police Officer Michael Senio will be presented with an Individual Officer Award for his outstanding efforts in enforcing New York’s DWI laws. 

“I want to congratulate Officer Michael Senio and STOP-DWI Coordinator James May for achieving these special recognitions,” said Broome County Executive Barbara J. Fiala. “Their continued efforts make our roadways safer and prevent individuals from making a poor decision to operate a vehicle while under the influence.”
“These awards are well deserved,” said Mayor Ryan. “By enforcing our laws and raising awareness, these men are making our community safer for all citizens.”
Officer Senior is one of twelve police officers from across New York State receiving an Individual Officer Award from MADD. As a member of the City of Binghamton Police force, Officer Senio made the most DWI arrests of any officer serving in Broome County. Officer Senio has completed several advanced training courses for deterrence and detection of intoxicated drivers. Additionally, as a certified instructor, Officer Senio dedicates his time training fellow officers new techniques, procedures and technologies related to DWI arrests. 
“I would like to congratulate Jim May for his leadership in the fight against DWI—not only in Binghamton, but statewide,” said City of Binghamton Police Chief Joseph Zikuski. “I’d also like to applaud Officer Mike Senio, who’s making a great difference enforcing our DWI laws. Both these men truly are making our streets safer.”
MADD’s Individual Contribution Award recognizes civilian individuals or agencies that have made a significant contribution to reducing the incidence of impaired driving within New York State. Partnering with law enforcement agencies to raise awareness of the severe consequences associated with drinking and driving, James May organized the statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign. The campaign heightened awareness through promotion of a distinct crackdown schedule correlated with holidays. During these times, police agencies across New York focus their efforts to detect and arrest drivers under the influence.   This collaboration established check points and additional patrols on roadways. Jim’s organizational efforts to create the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign ensured citizens across the state were reminded to have a sober driver and to avoid taking the risk of driving while intoxicated. May was also a recipient of this award in 2002.





11/12/2009 - 3:22pm