Salisbury – Deputy First Class Matt Minton of the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office was recently recognized by MADD for his educational outreach and enforcement initiatives that have identified and removed drunk and drugged drivers from Talbot roadways. Proactive patrol methods, proven experience, and completion of the SHA sponsored “DUI College” were the foundation for Dfc. Minton’s recognition and achievement. At this regional event, Dfc. Minton was honored by MADD’s Executive State Director Caroline Cash; with her noting that his efforts have reduced alcohol related crashes and have saved lives. “Dfc. Minton is being honored among his peers for his persistence and ability to detect and arrest the drunk drivers that plague our roadways and who kill our friends and family” said Cash. Other officers from across the Eastern Shore were also recognized at MADD’s annual ceremony in Salisbury.