On St. Patrick's Day, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) wants you to do more than rely on the Luck of the Irish to get home safely. This Washington, D.C. area non-profit organization is offering a St. Patty's Day SoberRide program that will be in operation beginning at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, March 17th (St. Patrick's Day) and continue until 4:00 am the following day as a way to keep local roads safe from drunk drivers during this traditionally high-risk holiday.
During this 12-hour period, area residents celebrating with alcohol may call the toll-free SoberRide phone number 1 – 800 – 200 – TAXI and be afforded a no-cost (up to a $ 50 fare), safe way home.
AT&T wireless customers can dial # - TAXI for the same service. Local taxicab companies throughout the Washington-metropolitan area provide this no-cost service to local residents age 21 and older who otherwise may have attempted to drive home after drinking.
Last St. Patrick's Day (2008), 218 persons used WRAP's SoberRide service. Since 1993, WRAP's SoberRide program has provided 43,386 free cab rides home to would-be drunk drivers in the Greater Washington area. For more information, visit www.soberride.com. For more information on WRAP and its programs, visite. www.wrap.org.