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If You Celebrate A Little Too Much Today, SoberRide Program Can Get You Home

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program says you do not have to drink and drive tonight because it will arrange a ride home for you.

The SoberRide program is back. After connecting party-goers to close to 300 free cab rides last 4th of July, the head of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program Kurt Erickson is expecting higher demand this year because the holiday is on a Friday.

"This is a means of combating the time of year when nearly half of all traffic fatalities are alcohol-related," he says.

Erickson adds that there is simply no need to try to get away with drinking and driving — getting caught will cost you.

"There have been studies that look at the economic impact of a first-time DUI conviction, specifically in this part of the country, and they estimate that a first time DUI will cost anywhere between $5,000 and $20,000 by the time to pay fines, bail, and court costs," he says.

From 10 o'clock tonight to 4 a.m Saturday, you can call 800-200-TAXI for a sober ride home.

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