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NSC honors forensic toxicologist for contributions to roadway safety


Itasca, IL — Jennifer Limoges is the recipient of the 2023 Robert F. Borkenstein Award, presented by the Alcohol, Drugs and Impairment Division of the National Safety Council.

The award – named for the inventor of the Breathalyzer – recognizes individuals who, through a lifetime of service, have made outstanding contributions to the field of alcohol- and drug-related traffic safety.

Limoges is honored for her nearly 30-year career in forensic toxicology. Her dedication, knowledge and expertise have made her a leader in New York state and across the United States, contributing to the advancement and overall improvement of DUI (including drugs) processes. Her instruction, support and consultation to law enforcement agencies, legal departments and state legislators have enhanced the understanding of the issue of driving under the influence.

“Limoges’ sincere commitment to educating others to improve the safety and well-being of all roadway users is admirable,” said Sabra Botch-Jones, immediate past chair of the NSC Alcohol, Drugs and Impairment Division. “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 division for 18 years. Currently, she’s the associate director of forensic science for the toxicology and breath testing departments of the New York State Police Forensic Laboratory System. During her career, Limoges has served in several capacities, including 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.

In addition, she’s certified by the American Board of Criminalistics and co-authored “Recommendations for Toxicological Investigation of Drug Impaired Driving and Motor Vehicle Fatalities” – published in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology – as well as the 2017 and 2021 updates also published in JAT.

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