Free St. Patrick's Day taxis in Bernalillo County

Created: 03/17/2014 7:19 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBQUERQUE (AP) - Bernalillo County residents celebrating St. Patrick's Day by going out drinking have a way to get home safely at no cost.

Patrons out at bars or restaurants can reserve a ride through the countywide Tavern Taxi program on Monday.

The program allows residents to reserve a taxi by calling 505-999-1400. Servers or bartenders then call the taxi when a customer is ready to go home.

Taxi Tavern is a joint effort from the Bernalillo County Department of Substance Abuse and the New Mexico Hospitality Retailers Association.

Katrina Hotrum, Department of Substance Abuse's program director, says nothing is worth driving impaired.

She says the program has hopefully contributed to the decline in DWI accidents since the program began.

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