Assistant county attorney named to DWI Enforcer All-Star team

Flynn on the big screen at Target Field. Photos supplied
Flynn on the big screen at Target Field.
Photos supplied

Assistant Chisago County Attorney Ryan M. Flynn has been named to the 2013 Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety DWI Enforcer All-Star team for his expertise and leadership in the prosecution of alcohol-related incidents and his overall efforts to prevent alcohol-related crashes resulting tragedies.

He prosecuted 228 drunken driving offenders in 2013.

Flynn, a prosecutor with the county Attorney’s Office since 2011, was honored July 24 during pregame festivities at Target Field. He was honored as one of two prosecutors and 37 law enforcement representatives in Minnesota. Honorees on the DWI Enforcer All-Star team were selected from the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota for their work in keeping Minnesota roads safe.

All-Star law enforcement officers were selected based on their total number of DWI arrests or prosecutions in 2013. This is the seventh year DPS has recognized law enforcement for exceptional DWI enforcement efforts.

“Our goal as law enforcement and prosecutors is to do everything we can to make this state a safer place for everyone; taking drunk drivers off the roads is one of the ways we’re accomplishing that goal,” Flynn said. “It is an honor to be recognized as one of this year’s DWI Enforcer All-Stars.”

According to the Department of Public Safety, there were six preventable alcohol-related crashes resulting in death in Chisago County between 2009 and 2013.

“The efforts of law enforcement together with effective prosecution help to curb this illegal behavior and its life-altering consequences,” Chisago County Attorney Janet Reiter noted.

In addition, Flynn is active on the Minnesota County Attorneys Association’s Community Outreach Committee, which aims to raise public awareness of public safety issues. He has also been a presenter at statewide legal education courses and training for law enforcement officers.

“Ryan Flynn’s contributions go beyond his work in the courtroom,” Reiter said. “His efforts go a long way toward keeping our local roads safe, and we are proud of his service.”

Flynn urges Minnesotans to always plan ahead for a safe and sober ride home to avoid driving drunk and putting lives at risk.

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