Program Offers Free Cab Rides Through New Year’s

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A local nonprofit group is offering people in the D.C. area who have had too much to drink a free ride home through the end of the year.

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program says its annual SoberRide program is running each night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. until New Year’s Eve.

Residents of the District, Maryland’s Montgomery and Prince George’s counties and Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and eastern Loudoun counties in Virginia can call 1-800-200-TAXI for a free ride up to a $30 fare. The service is available to people 21 and older who are at risk of driving while impaired.

Since 1993, the program says has provided more than 52,840 safe rides home.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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