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D.C. Nonprofit Offering Free Fourth Rides

10:27 PM, Jul 4, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - A Washington area nonprofit is offering free rides home for area residents who drink on the Fourth of July, ensuring they get home safely and don't attempt to drive.

Last July 4 the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program provided more than 100 free rides under its SoberRide program. On average, more than 250 riders have used the service each July 4 for the last eight years.

Residents who call between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday can get a free taxi ride up to $30. Residents who need a taxi can call 1-800-200-TAXI to request a ride.

The free rides are also offered on other holidays including on Halloween, St. Patrick's Day, Independence Day and the two to three weeks before and including New Year's Eve.

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