Warwick,RI — Exercise the presence of mind tocall the Warwick Police Department’s ‘Safe Rides’ program if you’re drinkingwithin city limits this St. Patrick’s Day, and you can steer clear of a DUIarrest or a tragic crash.
The Safe Rides Programreturns this weekend for its fifth year, a collaboration betweenthe Warwick Police Department and the Warwick Citizens Police Academy AlumniAssociation.
During St. Patrick’s Day and Thanksgiving weekend,volunteers team up to reduce DUI related crashes and reduce incidents of drunkdriving by offering residents a ride home as an alternative to being arrestedfor DUI during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday in the city.
Exercise some good judgment and call WarwickPolice 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 toestablishments 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 establishmentsthroughout Warwick have beennotified of the program and encouraged topromote the effort among their patrons, Warwick Police report.
Police urge people to call 401-468-4200 for aride anytime between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight on Saturday March 16 toreceive a safe ride home. Citizenvolunteers will be dispatched to establishments in the City and providecitizens a safe, free ride home anywhere within the City of Warwick if theyneed a ride or have had too much to drink.