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Sober Ride makes changes to program

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

The Davidson County Sheriff's Office will again offer sober rides this New Year's Eve however, some changes have been made to the program.

This year, instead of calling for a ride, there will be two downtown bus stops located at Fifth Avenue Broadway and Second Avenue and Church Street.

From the bus stops, people will be taken to LP Field, placed in smaller vehicles and then taken to their destination.

"With so many events going on downtown, our service is needed now more than ever.  It has become a Nashville tradition that we are proud to continue this service," Sheriff Daron Hall said in a release.

All drivers on New Year's Eve are sheriff's office employees and many of the nearly 150 volunteers have made Sober Ride an annual tradition. 

Drivers will only take people home or to a hotel, not to another party or bar.

The service will be provided from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and serves Davidson County only.

"The most important decision someone will make this holiday, or any day for that matter, is to not drink and drive.  I encourage anyone drinking this New Year's Eve to have a sober ride, arrive home safely, and stay out of our jail," Hall said.

Last year, nearly 800 people took advantage of the free Sober Ride program. 

This year marks the 28th year for the program.

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