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RSM's Top Cop When It Comes to DUI Arrests

Mothers Against Drunk Driving honor Richard Oates for keeping the streets safe.

It usually goes without saying, so Tiffany Townson said it. The representative for Mothers Against Drunk Driving made a presentation at the Wednesday night City Council meeting for Rancho Santa Margarita and said what is commonly taken for granted.

She was there to honor Deputy Richard Oates, who is the top cop in RSM when it comes to arresting drunk drivers. He made 28 arrests last year, and joked when addressing the crowd after receiving his commendation, "I hope we've never met before."

The line drew laughs, but Townson's line put Oates' work into perspective: "On behalf of those who've been saved, who don't know that they were saved, who don't know that you exist—MADD thanks you."

See the short presentation in the video.

RSM5kids February 17, 2013 at 08:42 PM
McCook, why are you constantly knocking the city and it's elected leaders? I know four out of the five members of the council and they are wonderful, caring individuals. I was even proud to help campaign for Mr. McGirr in the past election. The city is in excellent hands, but you still whine away. I have to assume that you are a terrible loser who now chooses to blame his computer keyboard for every dumb thing that you happen to say. Mr. Vaughn is correct, but he didn't go far enough. Try actually doing something for the city rather than constantly complaining. Then you might have a basis to offer your silly opinions. Until then, try proof reading your comments before pushing "submit."
Lawrence (Larry) McCook February 17, 2013 at 09:00 PM
Michael, I have had, and continue to have, some serious typing problems with my new laptop. Microsoft Direct Support Service and I continue to work on these glitches. Perhaps I corrected earlier emails and failed to proper proof read the latter one in question. Anyway, when I casually and light heartedly asked if Applied Medical would donate a few dollars to my campaign at KFC one day? You repiled, "Applied Medical will not be donating to anyone's campaign"? Now the mayor has caused you to be appointed to the RSM Planning Commision. Additionally, Suzanne Singh held pre election Meet The Mayor C of C Parties and now she is awarded with a $70,000.+ RSM Business Development Contract. April Henderson campaigned for the mayor et al and perhaps represented him as an attorney in court? I have also been told that she has a business relationship with the City? She has also been appointed to The RSM Planning Commission. There is more but, this is enough for now. I think that all three of you have good attributes but, there needs to be more public transparency with the City of RSM for the edification of the taxpayers. Few people read the City of RSM site. Hopefully, I have caught all of the typos in this comment. There were many! Have a great Sunday!
Michael Vaughn February 17, 2013 at 09:17 PM
Larry, you didn't get them all. And I'm sure April would prefer use of her last name (Josephson) rather than Henderson. Our encounter at KFC that one day was a classic. I told you Applied was not making cash contributions. And you casually and light heartedly asked for cash only after (a) you shared a false rumor about Applied business activity and (b) I brought to your attention that I do work for Applied. This coming after you'd introduced yourself to me several times. My Sunday has been pretty amusing, so far.
RSM5kids February 17, 2013 at 09:29 PM
Wait a minute. McCook, you asked for campaign money from a local business? Aren't you the guy who is always saying that it is wrong to accept contributions from businesses? What a hypocrite!!!
Lawrence (Larry) McCook February 17, 2013 at 10:17 PM
RSM5KIds (hide behind an alias) & Michael, I find considerable levity in some of these comments also. This discourse is a lot of fun! Keep it coming! Michael, I thought you were employed as legal counsel for Applied Medical? If not, please accept my apology. And, excuse me Mrs. Josephson no slight intended. And I still think Suzanne Singh is a nice lady. I would have taken donations from any company if assured there were "no strings attached". I have never said that I did not want contributions from businesses to anyone. No favors or rewards expected would be the condition for acceptance. Anyway, my comments about RSM political appointments still stands.

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