Mothers Against Drunk Driving has recently named a Lexington County police officer as an officer of the year.
Evan McWilliams, an officer with the Springdale Police Department, was named an Officer of the Year. Springdale is a small town located close to Lexington and West Columbia. Springdale operates its own municipal court, and its officers make a variety of criminal arrests, including for drunk driving, on a regular basis.
Officer McWilliams graduated from the South Carolina Criminal Justice academy on January 25, 2013, after previously being sworn in on October 25, 2013. MADD announced Officer McWiliams's selection on their website on May 15, 2015.
This is not the first time Officer McWilliams has been recognized for his DUI efforts. In 2014 he was recognized by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety for having made 25 DUI arrests.