SoberRide Offering Free Rides for St. Patrick’s Day Revelers

If your St. Patrick’s Day plan involves a visit to an Irish pub to celebrate, consider using the SoberRide program to get home safely.



WRAP’s 2015 St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide program will be offered from 4  p.m. today until 4 a.m. March 18. To receive a free cab ride home (up to a $30 fare), please call 800.200.8294 (TAXI). AT&T customers may dial #WRAP from their wireless phones. You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service. All requests for SoberRide service must be called to and dispatched from 1.800.200.8294. Do not call a taxi company directly for SoberRide service as the ride will not be covered under this program.

WRAP’s SoberRide , called one of the nation’s most successful free cab ride programs for would-be impaired drivers, has helped to ensure greater Washington, DC residents have a safe way home on high-risk holidays, according to a release from the organization. Since 1993, WRAP has provided over 62,182 safe rides home. Currently, SoberRide operates during the December/January holiday season, St. Patrick’s Day, Independence Day and Halloween.

All calls must originate in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland; the Cities of Rockville, Bowie, College Park, Gaithersburg, Greenbelt and Takoma Park in Maryland; the District of Columbia; Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Eastern Loudoun Counties in Virginia; and the Cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas and Manassas Park in Virginia.

You cannot reserve a SoberRide or schedule a pickup in advance. The participating cab company in Montgomery County is Barwood, Inc., according to the release.

Krista Brick

About Krista Brick

Krista Brick is a multi-media journalist with Montgomery Community Media.


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