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SOBER RIDE VOLUNTEERS TO MAKE PICK-UPS AT TWO LOCATIONS
Davidson County Sheriff’s Office volunteers will offer rides from 6th and Broadway and Demonbreun Street
Attending the “Bash on Broadway” this New Year’s Eve or ringing in the New Year near Music Row after watching Vanderbilt play in the Music City Bowl? If your plans include drinking – don’t drive. Go to one of the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) pick-up locations and get a free, safe, and sober ride home.
“For 29 years now, volunteer employees from the sheriff’s office will offer sober rides home to those who have had too much to drink. All you have to do is go to one of our Sober Ride pick-up locations at 6th and Broadway or Demonbreun Street,” Sheriff Daron Hall said. “The Sober Ride program is a Nashville tradition and we are proud to continue the service,” Hall added.
All drivers are sheriff’s office employees and many of the more than 100 volunteers have made Sober Ride their New Year’s Eve tradition. Those volunteers took 850 people home last year. Riders will be picked up in DCSO vehicles as well as shuttles provided by Inner City Ministries.
Drivers will take people home or to a hotel, not to another party or bar, and serves Davidson County only. Operating hours are from 11 p.m. New Year’s Eve to 3 a.m. New Year’s Day.
“The most important decision someone will make this holiday – or any day for that matter – is to not drink and drive. I encourage anyone drinking this New Year’s Eve to have a sober ride, arrive home safely, and stay out of our jail,” Hall emphasized.