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WPD Offers St. Patrick’s Day ‘Safe Rides’ Home within Warwick

Warwick Police Headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
Warwick Police Headquarters.
Warwick Police Headquarters.

Warwick, RI – For those who indulge past the point of safe driving St. Patrick’s Day Tuesday, Warwick Police are offering free rides within city limits, aiming to cut down on drunk driving arrests, crashes, and deaths.

“Our hope is by offering this service, people will make safer decisions and this will give them an alternative to being arrested for DUI if they do choose to get behind the wheel,” wrote Warwick Police Lt. Michael Gilbert about the program, dubbed Safe Rides.

Police, with the help of the Warwick Citizens Police Academy Alumni, will run Safe Rides from 12 p.m. until midnight on St. Patrick’s Day Tuesday.

The WPD has notified bars and liquor-serving establishments throughout Warwick about the program, encouraging them to promote it to their patrons so they’ll use the service, according to a release.

To use the Safe Rides program, any patron of a bar or liquor-serving establishment in Warwick can call 401 468-4200. When they call, citizen volunteers will be sent to any establishment in the City of Warwick and give the citizens safe and free ride home, within the Warwick area.


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