Matthews Police Sergeant David Ruby was honored by the Matthews-Mint Hill Rotary Club as their “Officer of the Year”.
Ruby was given the honor mostly for his creating the department’s Driving Awareness for Teen Education (D.A.T.E.) program. Ruby also participates in many community service events.
The goal of the program is to educate teen drivers about cell phone use, passenger seatbelt laws, driver distractions, and how alcohol, drugs, and lack of sleep affect driving.
Details of the D.A.T.E. program can be obtained at www.matthewsnc.com