Jul 29, 2014
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RSM's Top Cop When It Comes to DUI Arrests

Mothers Against Drunk Driving honor Richard Oates for keeping the streets safe.

It usually goes without saying, so Tiffany Townson said it. The representative for Mothers Against Drunk Driving made a presentation at the Wednesday night City Council meeting for Rancho Santa Margarita and said what is commonly taken for granted.

She was there to honor Deputy Richard Oates, who is the top cop in RSM when it comes to arresting drunk drivers. He made 28 arrests last year, and joked when addressing the crowd after receiving his commendation, "I hope we've never met before."

The line drew laughs, but Townson's line put Oates' work into perspective: "On behalf of those who've been saved, who don't know that they were saved, who don't know that you exist—MADD thanks you."

See the short presentation in the video.

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