Free Cab Rides Offered For St. Patrick’s Day

Posted March 12, 2003 at 3:30pm

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program will offer free cab rides on St. Patrick’s Day through its SoberRide program.

The Virginia-based group hopes to lower the number of alcohol-related accidents during the holiday by providing free taxi service in D.C.; Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland; and Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties in Virginia.

The program will be available from 4 p.m. until 4 a.m. on both March 16 and 17.

Area residents who are at least 21 years old can use the service by calling (800) 200-TAXI. Passengers will be allowed up to $50 in free fare.

— Jennifer Yachnin