A Neshoba County sheriff’s deputy has been inducted into the Mississippi 100 DUI Club.

Deputy Sheriff Vince Carter was recognized along with 37 other officers across the state at a luncheon sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety in Jackson.

The officers were honored for writing 100 DUI citations or more during 2004.

A Louisville native, Carter has been employed at the sheriff’s office for about six years where he has written more than 700 DUI citations.

This is the second time he has received the statewide induction.

“It’s a great feeling to know that I’ve been inducted twice into the club,” Carter said. “It’s even a greater feeling to know that I possibly saved someone’s life because they chose to drink and drive.”

Carter reminded motorists that drinking and driving is a serious crime.

His message is: “If you drink, don’t drive. If you choose to do so, the life you may take may be your own. Be considerate of others on the roadway and remember if you drink and drive, you lose.”