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WRAP Offers Free St. Patrick’s Day Cab Rides in F.C.

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program is sponsoring free cab rides in Falls Church next Tuesday, March 17, for St. Patrick’s Day. The 2015 St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide program will be in operation from 4 p.m. on March 17 – 4 a.m. on March 18 as a way to keep local roads safe from impaired drivers during this traditionally high-risk holiday.

“According to government figures, nearly three-fourths of U.S. highway deaths on St. Patrick’s Day involved drunk drivers operating at twice the legal limit,” said Kurt Gregory Erickson, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s president.

During the SoberRide program area residents who are celebrating with alcohol may call the toll-free SoberRide phone number, 1-800-200-TAXI (8294), and be afforded a free (up to a $30 fare), safe way home. AT&T wireless customers can dial #WRAP for the same service.

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, visit