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

3/9/2015

Davidson County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) employee volunteers gear up for the 12th year

Just three months after a successful New Year’s Eve event, Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall announced this week DCSO employee volunteers are preparing for the 12th annual Sober Ride St. Patrick’s Day. Since its inception, sheriff’s office employees have taken nearly 7,000 people home. The holiday when everyone is Irish, will no doubt bring many out to celebrate and Hall wants to ensure it’s a safe one.

“With St. Patrick’s Day landing on a Tuesday, it won’t be quite as busy as a weekend – but the message is the same: Anyone who has had too much to drink should go to one of our two pick-up locations 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.”

Pick-up locations will include the Gulch at 11th Avenue and Pine Street and a location in Midtown at Division Street and Lyle Avenue. Last year, DCSO’s 85 volunteers gave up their time to make sure the streets of Nashville were safe; taking nearly 300 people home. The program operates from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. in Davidson County only and reservations are not accepted.

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