Warwick, RI — Exercise the presence of mind to call the Warwick Police Department’s ‘Safe Rides’ program if you’re drinking
The Safe Rides Programreturns this weekend for its fifth year, a collaboration between the Warwick Police Department and the Warwick Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.
During St. Patrick’s Day and Thanksgiving weekend, volunteers team up to reduce DUI related crashes and reduce incidents of drunk driving by offering residents a ride home as an alternative to being arrested for DUI during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday in the city.
Exercise some good judgment and call Warwick Police if you’ve been drinking in the city anytime between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight on St. Patrick’s Day, and volunteers will be dispatched to establishments in the city to provide a safe, free ride home anywhere within
Outside Warwick, you can also call on family, friends, and designate a sober driver in advance.
Bars and liquor-serving establishments throughout Warwick have beennotified of the program and encouraged to promote the effort among their patrons, Warwick Police report.
Police urge people to call 401-468-4200 for a ride anytime between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight on Saturday March 16 to receive a safe ride home. Citizen volunteers will be dispatched to establishments in the City and provide citizens a safe, free ride home anywhere within the City of Warwick if they need a ride or have had too much to drink.