More than 100 take SoberRide for St. Patrick's Day

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Snow may have toned down some St. Patrick's Day parties, but the SoberRide program still gave 112 free cab rides home.

The anti-DUI effort, provided by the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), kept would-be drunk drivers from behind the wheel from 4 p.m. Monday to 4 a.m. Tuesday. WRAP partnered with several taxi companies and restaurants in the D.C. metro area.

The program was offered in D.C., the Maryland counties of Montgomery and Prince George's and Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax, (eastern) Loudoun and Prince William. Riders just had to call 1–800–200–TAXI (8294) for a free ride.

WRAP's SoberRide program started in 1993. Over the last decade, The St. Patrick's Day SoberRide has averaged 447 free cab rides in the St. Patrick's Day effort. In total, the SoberRide program has given 60,565 free cab rides home to would-be drunk drivers.


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