Officer Streiff Scores a Hat Trick!

Bill Hames with the MN Office of Traffic Safety presenting the Hat Trick Award to Officer Chad Streiff

On his March 17 night shift, EPPD Officer Chad Streiff arrested three people for DWI. That qualified him to receive a hat trick award from the Office of Traffic Safety, which is a division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

Officer Streiff received a special baseball cap and pin during a presentation at the EPPD May 9. This is the first hat trick award an EPPD officer has received since the program began.

On the night of March 17, Officer Streiff’s first arrest came at 9 p.m. when he pulled over a driver who was swerving and struck a lane divider several times. The driver had a preliminary blood alcohol content (BAC) above the legal limit and had two children in the car. He was subsequently arrested for 3rd Degree DWI, Child Endangerment and Careless Driving.

Officer Streiff’s second arrest came several hours later at 1 a.m. when he observed a speeding vehicle on Hwy. 62. The driver’s BAC was .16, which is twice the legal limit of .08. The driver was arrested for 3rd Degree DWI, Careless Driving and Speed.

The third arrest occurred at 2:30 a.m. when Officer Streiff was alerted by another officer that a speeding vehicle was headed his way on Hwy. 212. Using his radar equipment, Officer Streiff registered speed readings of 86, 85 and 84 mph in the 60-mph zone. Officer Streiff pulled the vehicle over and smelled alcohol on the driver. A preliminary breath test showed the driver’s BAC was .22, nearly three times the legal limit. He was arrested for 3rd Degree DWI, Careless Driving and Speed.

We are proud of the work Officer Streiff does to keep our roads safe and congratulate him on his first hat trick!