Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319


For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Iowa Department of Public Safety
June 29, 2015
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Trooper to be Awarded for Major Milestone in Fight Against Drugged Driving

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Iowa DPS’ Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) will hold a press conference on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at 10:30AM at DPS Headquarters (215 East 7th Street, Des Moines) to recognize an Iowa State Patrol Trooper for a major milestone in the fight against drugged driving in Iowa.

Trooper Marc Griggs, a 22 year veteran of the Iowa State Patrol, has conducted over 500 Drug Recognition Expert Evaluations (DRE) across central Iowa—the first ever in Iowa to reach that threshold.

On hand for the press conference will be several speakers to educate about drugged driving, a growing problem in Iowa, including Iowa DPS Commissioner Roxann Ryan, GTSB Chief Patrick Hoye, DPS’s Division of Narcotics Enforcement (DNE), DPS’ Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Crime Lab, and the Iowa Office on Drug Control Policy.

Media contact: Alex Murphy, Public Information Officer, Iowa Department of Public Safety – Office of the Commissioner, (515) 443-3014.


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