Deputy Mark Manning was honored for making the most DWI arrests last year.
Sheriff Worth Hill also made NASCAR driver and Bahama man Scott Riggs an honorary sheriff for his help in fighting drunken driving.
"Anytime when someone like myself could, any way, help save one life, anything like that is very important," Riggs said.
Riggs had a role in a public service announcement last year in the Triangle. He picked up his first Nextel pole on Friday and eventually finished in 21st place.
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