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Sheriff’s Office Sponsors Sober Ride St. Patrick’s Day

3/16/2017
Karla West

Davidson County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) employee volunteers gear up for the 14th year

Sober Ride St. Patrick's Day logo

Just three months after a successful New Year’s Eve event, Nashville/Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall announced this week DCSO employee volunteers are preparing for the 14th annual Sober Ride St. Patrick’s Day. Since its inception, sheriff’s office employees have taken approximately 7,500 people home. The holiday when everyone is Irish, will bring many out to celebrate on Friday night and Hall wants to ensure it’s a safe one.

“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 year’s pick-up location is at Second Avenue and Broadway. In 2016, DCSO’s 50 volunteers gave up their time to make sure the streets of Nashville were safe; taking just over 200 people home. The program operates from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. in Davidson County only and reservations are not accepted.