New Year's Eve rides
December 28, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says 774 people were killed in California last year due to alcohol-related crashes. Don't become a statistic or endanger others. Use the phone numbers below to arrange for a designated driver, or for a free towing service to your home.
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department will be out in force this holiday weekend with extra patrols and DUI checkpoints across the county. “Celebrate the festivities with your family, not the in the jail or hospital,” the Sheriff urges. “Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a crime. You will be arrested. Remember, 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.' We will be watching.”
December 31, 2010 (San Diego) – A free tow home is available for New Year’s party-goers who don’t want to take chances behind the wheel. The “tipsy tow” service is offered by the Automobile Club of Southern California, but is open to everyone, even if you are not a member. Free tows are available from 6 p.m. tonight to 6 a.m. tomorrow by calling 1-800-400-4AAA.
The Auto Club estimates that a first time conviction for driving under the influence can cost $13,468 or more in fines, penalties, restitution, legal fees and increased insurance costs.
December 30, 2009 (San Diego) -- Need a ride after New Year's revelry? On December 31st, all bus and trolley routes in San Diego County will be free after 9 p.m. This free service is made available through a partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation.