Friday, March 18, 2011
Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies arrested six people last night for DWI, including one who ran her car into a patrol vehicle. The county made a concerted effort to keep drunk drivers off the streets this St. Patrick’s Day by offering partiers free rides to and from local establishments between the hours of 5 p.m. and 3 a.m. The program, called “Pick Me Up Take Me Out – Pick Me Up Take Me Home,” has historically been offered on more popular holidays such as Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
ABQ Cab provided the free rides which were funded by the county’s anti-DWI program and the New Mexico Hospitality Retailers Association. One hundred twelve cab rides were provided last night, transporting 98 people out and 141 people home.
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