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SoberRide Returns for July 4

In response to Independence Day being a U.S. holiday when nearly 40-percent of all traffic deaths are alcohol-related, a nonprofit group will be offering free cab rides to would-be drunk drivers throughout the Washington-metropolitan area this Fourth of July.

Offered by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), the Independence Day SoberRide program will be in operation beginning at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4 and continue until 4 a.m. the following day as a way to keep local roads safe from impaired drivers.

During this six-hour period, area residents celebrating with alcohol may call the toll-free SoberRide phone number 1-800-200-TAXI and be afforded a no-cost (up to a $ 30 fare), safe way home

Local taxicab companies throughout the Washington-metropolitan area provide this no-cost service to local residents age 21 and older who otherwise may have attempted to drive home after drinking.

For more information, www.soberride.com.