Sober Ride program continues this New Year's Eve - WKRN News 2

Sober Ride program continues this New Year's Eve

Posted: Updated: Dec 28, 2012 03:59 PM CST
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

The Davidson County Sheriff's Office is asking those who attend the annual Bash on Broadway to not drink and drive this New Year's Eve and they are again offering a sober solution.

Through its Sober Ride program, the sheriff's office will pick up and take home those who have had too much to drink free of charge.

"For 29 years now, volunteer employees from the sheriff's office will offer sober rides home," Sheriff Daron Hall said. "The Sober Ride program is a Nashville tradition and we are proud to continue the service."

More than 100 sheriff's office employees and volunteers took 850 people home last New Year's Eve.

"The most important decision someone will make this holiday, or any day for that matter, is to not drink and drive," Hall added.

Party-goers in need of a ride can be picked up on the corner of 6th and Broadway.

Drivers will only take people home or to a hotel, not to another party or bar.  Operating hours are from 11 p.m. Monday to 3 a.m. Tuesday.

The program serves Davidson County only.  Click here to read more.

New Year's Eve revelers can also call AAA at 1-800-AAA-HELP for a free ride home and tow for their vehicle.

The program is also free and 100% confidential but is designed to be a last resort.
How long drivers have to wait for a ride will depend on the availability of tow truck drivers.

The program is available to both AAA auto club members and non-members.

Since it began in the late 1990s, Tow to Go has safely kept more than 16,000 drunk drivers off the roadways.

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