VOLUME 4, ISSUE 1
A message from
Officer Stacie Brown
Impaired Driving Traffic Safety Champion
• Officer Stacie Brown, Arlington Police Department
Impaired Driving Difference Makers
• Officer Stephen Burres, Irving Police Department
• Texas Department of Public Safety Austin Crime Lab, Toxicology Section
• Dr. Kirk Brown, MADD — Brazos Valley
• District Attorney Isidro “Chilo” R. Alaniz, Webb and Zapata Counties
• Officer Jason Arnold, College Station Police Department
• Trooper Israel Delgado, Texas Department of Public Safety
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies and members of the Texas Impaired Driving Task Force (TxIDTF) recognized outstanding individuals and organizations with their inaugural Texas Impaired Driving Safety Awards.
Presented in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and given out at the 2019 Texas Impaired Driving Forum held in Pflugerville, the awards recognize outstanding individuals and organizations in Texas that have made a positive impact on reducing or deterring impaired driving.
Conference participant is interacting with the SHSU exhibitor booth. The program helps train law enforcement to recognize horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) or “twitchy eyes” in intoxicated drivers. HGN is one of the strongest indicators of intoxication.This was the first year exhibitors were invited to participant at the Forum. There were 12 exhibitors and more than 250 people registered to attend.Conference participant, David Roberts, is a Sergeant with the Media and Communications Department at TxDPS.Carol Campa – TxDOT Traffic Safety Branch SupervisorJermaine Galloway (Conference Speaker)Frankie Tack (Conference Speaker)From left to right: Allison Rounsavall (TxDOT alcohol and other drug countermeasures program manager), Officer Stacie Brown (Arlington Police Department), Troy Walden (Texas A&M Transportation Institute Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies director) and Terry Pence (TxDOT Traffic Safety Section director). Stacie Brown was recognized and honored as the 2019 Texas Impaired Driving Safety Champion. She was selected from a competitive pool of applicants for the inaugural award.<>
Allison Rounsavall, TxDOT alcohol and other drug countermeasures program manager and co-chairman of TxIDTF, said that “the implementation of these awards not only showcases the hardworking individuals and organizations that tirelessly work to eliminate impaired driving in Texas, but also encourages others to make the effort to go above and beyond in their own communities by finding new and innovative ways to reduce and prevent impaired driving.”
TxIDTF selected the following recipients for their outstanding efforts:
The mission of TxIDTF is to eliminate injury and death caused by impaired driving in Texas.
Texas Impaired Driving Task Force Honors Individuals for Outstanding Efforts to Prevent Impaired Driving