MADD honors officers for DUI arrests

A Costa Mesa police officer who made the most DUI arrests countywide in 2011 was honored last week by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Officer Kha Bao made 432 DUI arrests last year. He was one of five Costa Mesa officers honored with a Century Award from MADD at the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda on Thursday, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department.

Bao is the first CMPD officer to have been the county's top DUI-arresting officer.

Also honored were Costa Mesa officers Jose Torres, Oscar Reyes, Crystal Rodriguez and Jared Shurley, who, including Bao, made a combined 859 DUI arrests last year, police said.

Newport Beach police Officer William Hume also received a Century Award for his 306 DUI arrests in 2011.

— Lauren Williams

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