Sheriff's office to offer free sober rides on St. Patrick's Day - WSMV News 4

Sheriff's office to offer free sober rides on St. Patrick's Day

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(Source: Davidson County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Davidson County Sheriff's Office)

The Davidson County Sheriff's Office will be working to make sure St. Patrick's Day partygoers get home safe.

For the 14th year in a row, volunteers will be stationed to take people home for free from downtown Nashville.

Anyone can head to the corner of 2nd Avenue and Broadway and ask for a ride to a location within Davidson County, no questions asked.

The program will operate from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations will not be accepted.

In 2016, volunteers took about 200 people home safely.

"Making the decision to choose a sober ride, whether it’s our program, a cab, or a designated driver, is much better than ending up in our jail or worse - causing a crash resulting in someone’s death," said Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall.

The Metro Nashville Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on 8th Avenue near downtown late Friday night. Officers will also be watching drivers closely across the city.

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