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Free Taxi SoberRide Program Returns

So you indulged in a few too many bourbon-laced eggnogs and found yourself throwing back shots with the interns at the holiday office party. Bed is calling. But how are you getting home?

Thankfully for you and many other D.C. residents, SoberRide is back. Running from last Friday until Jan. 1, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s SoberRide Initiative provides no-charge taxi rides for anyone a bit too inebriated to drive home.

In order to use the service, which runs from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., passengers must be at least 21 years old, and the cab fare must be $30 or less. The number to call is 1-800-200-TAXI.

First introduced in 1993, SoberRide operates in the greater D.C. area on high-risk holidays, like St. Patrick’s Day, the Fourth of July, Halloween, and, of course, the winter holiday season. According to a press release, more than 2,000 people used the service last December.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

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