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Effort to Combat Drunk Driving Kicks Off This Weekend

A coalition of local law enforcement officials, business professionals and area citizens announced that free cab rides will be offered throughout the winter holidays to would-be drunk drivers in the Greater Washington area.

A coalition of local law enforcement officials, business professionals and area citizens announced that free cab rides will be offered throughout the winter holidays to would-be drunk drivers in the Greater Washington area.

Offered by the non-profit Washington Regional Alcohol Program, the annual winter SoberRide program operates between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. each evening between Friday, Dec. 17, and Saturday, Jan. 1, as a way to keep local roads safe from impaired drivers during this traditionally high-risk, holiday period.

During the evening hours between Friday and Jan. 1, Washington-metropolitan area residents celebrating with alcohol may call the toll-free SoberRide phone number 1-800-200-TAXI and be afforded a no-cost (up to a $30 fare), safe way home. (AT&T wireless customers can dial #-TAXI for the same service.)

SoberRide is offered in the: District of Columbia; throughout the Maryland counties of Montgomery and Prince George’s; and throughout the Northern Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax, (eastern) Loudoun and Prince William.

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