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Florida Law Enforcement (State Troopers) participate in Contests That Reward Them For Getting The Most DUIs

The Law Office of W.F. ''Casey'' Ebsary Jr . is appalled at the contests and rewards given for the MOST DUI arrests, seemingly for the benefit of Florida DUI cops and probably police forces across the nation. Here are the results from 2013 Hurd-Smith Award. Tampa's Trooper Anthony Palese has been named the Florida Highway Patrol’s 2013 winner. The Hurd-Smith Award is given to the Florida Highway Patrol trooper with the most Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrests in a single year.

A Press release continues, "Trooper Palese was honored during a Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) Law Enforcement Recognition ceremony in Tampa Friday. FHP has been recognizing troopers with the award for 16 years at the annual MADD event."

    Other award winners in this game that had at least 100 arrests that year were:
    • Trooper Jose Ramirez (2012 Hurd-Smith winner), Orlando
    • Trooper William Breen, Ft. Myers
    • Trooper Deborah Hawkins, Orlando
    • Trooper Melvin Arthur, Venice
    • Trooper Gabriel Keyes, Orlando
    • Trooper Niles Daughtry, Pensacola
    • Trooper Mark Castleberry, Orlando
    • Trooper Joshua Evans, Orlando
    • Trooper Greg Healy, Jacksonville

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