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Need A Ride Home On New Year's Eve?


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -  New Year's Eve is almost here and that means a lot of people are going to be hitting downtown Nashville to ring in 2009.

The Davidson County Sheriff's Office is reminding people not to drink and drive.

For the 25th year in a row, sheriff's office employees will offer free rides home to anyone who has had too much to drink.

Sober Ride will be available from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 3 a.m. Thursday.

There will be a Sober Ride bus stop around Second Avenue and Commerce Street in downtown Nashville.

In 25 years, there's only been one alcohol-related death and the sheriff's office credits programs such as Sober Ride.

For Sober Ride, call 615-862-RIDE.  If anyone chooses to drive to a party, but can't drive home, call Tow to Go for a free tow home at 1-800-AAA-HELP. According to AAA Auto Club South, since the program started in 1998, more than 8,600 intoxicated drivers have decided to use the service versus driving when they were uncertain about their sobriety.

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