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Trooper recognized for efforts against impaired driving

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A local NC Highway Patrol trooper has been honored for his commitment to taking impaired drivers off our local roads. A local NC Highway Patrol trooper has been honored for his commitment to taking impaired drivers off our local roads.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A local North Carolina Highway Trooper has been honored with a high achievement.

Trooper Edward S. Wyrick Jr. was recognized by MADD as the Eastern North Carolina Trooper of the Year because of his efforts and dedication to remove impaired drivers from our local roads.

Wyrick has led the county over the past two years with DWI arrests, according to reports.

"Trooper Wyrick is an asset to the Highway Patrol and to the citizens that he serves," said First Sergeant T. W. Pope. "He is a model for others to emulate."

Wyrick has been with the NC Highway Patrol since July 2006. He formerly worked as a deputy with the Pender County Sheriff's Office and a police officer with the Wilmington Police Department.

He currently serves as a member of Troop B District VI, which serves New Hanover and Brunswick Counties.

"Trooper Wyrick is one of the best Troopers that I have had the opportunity to work with," said Sgt. C. M. Hardee Jr.

Wyrick received his award at the MADD banquet which was held in Cary last month.

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