NSC Presents 2023 Borkenstein Award to Jennifer Limoges

Limoges is recognized for her dedication to the issue of impaired driving.

February 13, 2023

WASHINGTON – The Alcohol, Drugs and Impairment Division of the National Safety Council has named Jennifer Limoges recipient of the 2023 Robert F. Borkenstein Award. Recognized for her almost 30-year career in forensic toxicology, Limoges’ dedication, knowledge and expertise have made her a leader in New York and across the United States, contributing to the advancement and overall improvement of the DUI/DUID processes. She has provided instruction, support and consultation to law enforcement agencies, legal departments and state legislators, all to improve the understanding of the driving under the influence issue in the United States and internationally.  

“Jennifer Limoges’ sincere commitment to educating others to improve the safety and wellbeing of all roadway users is admirable,” said Sabra Botch-Jones, PhD, D-ABFT, NSC Alcohol, Drugs & Impairment Division immediate past chair. “What she has set in motion will allow for continued growth and advancement in her field, saving lives for years to come.”

Limoges has served the NSC-ADID for 18 years. Currently, she is the associate director of forensic science for the toxicology and breath testing departments of the NYSP Forensic Laboratory System. During her decades-long career, she has served in several capacities including her involvement with the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the SOFT/AAFS Drugs & Driving Committee and SOFT Ethics Committee, the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists and the International Association for Chemical Testing (IACT), and she is certified by the American Board of Criminalistics (ABC-GKE). She co-authored the 2013 JAT publication, Recommendations for Toxicological Investigation of Drug Impaired Driving and Motor Vehicle Fatalities, as well as the 2017 and 2021 updates also published in JAT.

The Borkenstein Award, named for Breathalyzer® inventor Robert F. Borkenstein, recognizes individuals who, through a lifetime of service, have made outstanding contributions to the field of alcohol- and drug-related traffic safety. Honorees are selected by professionals involved in the Alcohol, Drugs and Impairment Division, which is managed by the National Safety Council.

Limoges was formally recognized Sunday, Feb. 12.

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