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Drinking this holiday? There's another way to get home

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MONROE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - There's a better way to go for drinkers who don't have a designated driver this holiday season. In many cities, there are "tipsy-taxis" in Monroe, it would be "Safety Cab".

You can stay safe--and out of jail--during the holiday season by taking advantage of Safety Cab, a program that offers free cab rides home. This year's Safety Cab is sponsored by St. Francis Medical Center, Glenwood Regional Medical Center, P & S Surgical Hospital, Monroe Surgical Hospital, Ouachita Community Hospital and Marsala Beverage/Bud Light.

This community service is provided during the Christmas season to provide impaired drivers with a safe alternative to getting behind the wheel in order to prevent automobile accidents and injuries during the holidays. It is not intended to encourage people to drink irresponsibly.

Transportation for Safety Cab is provided by Twin City Yellow Cab. Those needing a ride home can call the cab service at 322-3113. Free rides home will be offered from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m. daily beginning Friday, December 14, 2012. Hours will be extended from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. on New Year's Eve into New Year's Day.

Safety Cab will take people from a party or bar in Ouachita Parish to their home anywhere within the parish limits. The service will not take people to another party or bar.


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