Nearly 700 people in D.C. region took advantage of the free cab ride service "Sober Ride" last night. That's about a 50 percent increase over last year, when about 470 people used Sober Ride on New Year's Eve.
The president of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program, the group coordinating the region's effort, says last night's level of ridership translated into removing a "would-be drunk driver" from the region's roadways "every 42 seconds."
Since the program began 17 years ago, Sober Ride has provided nearly 50,000 free cab rides to people.
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