Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
TEN OCDA ATTORNEYS HONORED BY MADD
FOR EXCEPTIONAL PROSECUTION OF
DRUNKEN DRIVING CASES IN 2010
SANTA ANA – The Orange County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) honored ten Orange County deputy district attorneys today for their time and effort in prosecuting driving under the influence (DUI) cases. MADD hosted the 24th Annual Law Enforcement and Prosecutor Recognition Luncheon today, March 10, 2011, to honor Orange County prosecutors and police officers for their outstanding contributions to the prosecution of DUI cases. The luncheon was held at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda.
At the luncheon, ten Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) prosecutors were recognized for their assistance providing support to victims and their families and diligent efforts in criminal prosecution. Each was nominated by their OCDA supervisor or a MADD victim advocate. The recipients were verbally recognized and received a framed certificate at the luncheon.
Defendants of the cases prosecuted by Senior Deputy District Attorneys Steve McGreevey and Robin Park, and Deputy District Attorneys Michael Carroll, Patrick Moss, Cliff Page, Rebecca Reed, Bradley Schoenleben, and Daniel Varon faced charges ranging from felony driving under the influence causing great bodily injury to vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated with prior convictions. The efforts of the prosecution resulted in the defendants’ convictions with sentences as high as 15 years to life in state prison.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Susan Price and Deputy District Attorney Jason Baez were each given the Heart of MADD Award for their excellent prosecution of DUI cases. They were verbally recognized and given an engraved crystal heart award. The two prosecutors vertically handle the felony DUI related vehicular homicide and murder cases for the OCDA.
MADD is a nationwide, non-profit organization that works to stop drunken driving, support victims, survivors, and families affected by drunken driving, and prevent underage drinking. The Orange County Chapter of MADD was formed in 1981 and offers services and education to the local community, including youth programs, victim services, and special events. MADD works closely with Orange County law enforcement agencies to support the prosecution and apprehension of those who put the public at risk by driving under the influence of alcohol.