Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. is pleased to announce that with support from Heidelberg Distributing and AAA Miami Valley, ArriveSafe will be offering free cab rides home for Montgomery County residents over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
Since Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. started the program in December 2007, ArriveSafe has provided nearly 4,200 free cabs rides for Montgomery County residents. Removing just one impaired driver from the streets may safe a life – maybe even your own!
In 2013, the Ohio State Highway Patrol arrested 648 drivers for OVI between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. In Montgomery County this year, there have been 36 fatal traffic crashes, including 17 that were alcohol related. Every one of those crashes was avoidable – if only the driver had not made the CHOICE to drive while impaired. ArriveSafe will be offering free cab rides home for Montgomery County residents from 12pm Wednesday, December 24th and ending at 6am on Friday, December 26thand again from 12pm Wednesday, December 31st and ending at 6am on Friday, January 2nd, 2015.
Prosecutor Heck said, “This holiday season, there simply is no excuse for drinking and driving. You decide: do you want to go home in the back of a cab, or handcuffed in the back of a cruiser? Plan ahead and get home safely.” It’s simple to make a responsible choice – have a designated, sober driver or call ArriveSafe at 449-9999 and request a free ride home. We will pay the cab fare up to $50.