Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sheriff's office to again offer 'Sober Rides'

WKRN News Channel 2 The Davidson County Sheriff's Office will again offer free rides home to those who have had too much to drink this New Year's Eve. "There's no excuse to get behind the wheel when we will take you home for free of charge," said Sheriff Daron Hall. "We're not there to enforce the law, not there to preach, just there to get you home so we can have a safe community on that particular evening." More than 200 Davidson County employees will volunteer for the program this year. Last year, they took more than 2,500 people home. "It's become a major, major operation," said Sheriff Hall. "We took 2,600 people home last year that didn't put them behind the wheel of car. We think that's incredible service to give on one night." Due to the large concentration of people in the downtown area, a Sober Ride bus stop will be located at Second Avenue and Commerce. From there, people will be taken by bus to LP Field, placed in smaller vehicles and then taken to their destination. This is the 25th year the Sober Ride program has been in service. If you need a ride or for more information, call 615-862-RIDE.

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