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A St. Clair County Sheriff’s Deputy has become the first law enforcement officer in St. Clair County to be awarded full accreditation as a traffic accident reconstructionist. Russ Nowiski, who works in the Commercial Motor Vehicle Unit, recently passed a very intensive two portion test, conducted by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction. Just being able to qualify to take the test requires a stringent background check, which includes review of past accident reconstruction, licenses, permits and other certifications in crash reconstruction and much more. Sheriff Tim Donnellon said his office is “very proud of Russ’s accomplishment. Not only is he the first to attain this certification in St. Clair County, he is one of only 20 ACTAR certified investigators in the entire state of Michigan.” Deputy Nowiski has developed over the course of his career an advanced knowledge of theory of how and why a crash he investigates occurred.