Coppell Police Officer Alex Benitez recently received the Enforcement Hero Award from Take the Wheel, an initiative of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) North Texas, for making the most DWI arrests within the department last year.
In 2022, the Coppell Police Department made 56 DWI-related arrests. Benitez made 11 of those arrests.
This award, along with several others, are presented annually through the Take the Wheel initiative, a community campaign to reduce the number of alcohol-related deaths, via nominations from law enforcement agencies in the area. They recognize law enforcement for reducing alcohol-related injuries and deaths in North Texas by focusing on drunk driving and underage drinking prevention, policy, training, and enforcement.