SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office congratulates Deputy District Attorney Stephen Wagner on his receiving the Prosecutor of the Year award by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). MADD has been advocating for victims of alcohol and drug impaired driving since 1980, primarily through victim support services and community education. The award is presented to a prosecutor who has demonstrated exceptional dedication and excellence in the prosecution of alcohol and drug impaired driving.
“I congratulate Deputy District Attorney Stephen Wagner on his receiving this award. It is well deserved. Stephen has proven himself an invaluable asset to this community in preparing and presenting his cases and in his tenacious pursuit of justice for victims and their families,” said District Attorney Dan Dow.
Wagner has firmly established himself as an expert in the field of alcohol and drug impaired driving prosecutions. He worked as the Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor for the California District Attorneys’ Association (CDAA) and has lectured extensively on the topic of alcohol and drug impaired driving for CDAA and the National District Attorneys’ Association. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor for the Monterey and San Luis Obispo College of Law in the area of criminal procedure.
During his tenure, Wagner has prosecuted many high-profile alcohol and drug impaired driving cases including: People v. Tanner Noah Mengore, People v. William Riley Mobley, People v. Jerald Brandon Holman. Of particular note is the prosecution in People v. Kaylee Ann Weisenberg, where Weisenberg was convicted of second-degree murder for the death of California Highway Patrol Officer Brett Oswald in rural Paso Robles.