Davidson County Offering Sober Rides On St. Patrick's Day

Posted at 11:56 AM, Mar 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-16 12:56:54-04

Once again, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office is offering sober rides for St. Patrick’s Day.

This year’s designated pickup point will be at 2nd Avenue and Broadway from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m.

Sheriff Daron Hall said he wants to make sure everyone stays safe on Friday night.

“Anyone who has had too much to drink in the downtown area should go our pick-up location for a ride. No questions asked,” Hall said. “Making the decision to choose a sober ride, whether it’s our program, a cab, or a designated driver, is much better than ending up in our jail or worse - causing a crash resulting in someone’s death.”

This marks the 14th year the sheriff’s office has taken part in the program. Since its beginning, volunteers have taken approximately 7,500 people home.

The program is for Davidson County only. Reservations are not accepted.