drunk driving

March 17, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Free Rides for St. Patrick’s Day Revelers Offered by SoberRide

If you plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a visit to an Irish pub or another establishment that serves green beer, don’t forget to have a plan to get home safely. Once again, the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is offering people in the D.C. area (including Montgomery County) a free ride home […]

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November 17, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

County Police Kick Off Annual ‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign

On Monday, Montgomery County Police kicked off the annual ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign, a dedicated enforcement of seat belt and driving under the influence laws, through the month of November. Not wearing a seat belt and impairment from drugs or alcohol is the leading cause of traffic fatalities in Montgomery County, according to the […]

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February 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Rockville Man Convicted in Fatal Drunk-Driving Crash Sentenced to Seven More Years

A Rockville man who killed three people in a 2011 drunk-driving crash was sentenced to an additional seven years in prison on Feb. 3 for violating probation.  Kevin Coffay, 28, was convicted in 2012 of manslaughter for killing Haeley McGuire, 18, Johnny Hoover, 20, and Spencer Datt, 18 in the crash off Olney-Laytonsville Road on […]

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October 25, 2019 | Michelle Queen

SoberRide Available Saturday to Prevent Halloween Drunk Driving

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s (WRAP) 2019 Halloween SoberRide program is offering free Lyft rides to keep drivers from drinking and getting behind the wheel. The free service is available from 10 p.m. Saturday, October 26 until 4 a.m. Sunday, October 27. Nearly half of the U.S. Highway deaths during the Halloween season involve drunk […]

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July 1, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Este 4 de julio no tome y maneje, se ofrecen viajes gratis

SoberRide del Día de la Independencia del Programa de Alcohol Regional de Washington (WRAP) Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s (WRAP) 2019 Independence Day SoberRide, ofrece viajes gratis en Lyft para evitar que los conductores beban y se pongan tras el volante. El servicio gratuito está disponible desde las 7 p.m. del día jueves, 4 de julio […]

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July 1, 2019 | Michelle Queen

SoberRide Available July Fourth Holiday to Prevent Drunk Driving

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s (WRAP) 2019 Independence Day SoberRide program is offering free Lyft rides to keep drivers from drinking and getting behind the wheel. The free service is available from 7 p.m. Thursday, July 4 until 2 a.m. Friday, July 5. To receive a free Lyft ride home (up to $15), use the […]

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March 13, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Need a Lyft? SoberRide Offers Free Rides on St. Patrick’s Day

How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year? A parade? Green beer? What about getting home safely? Once again, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is offering people in the DC area a free ride home (up to $15) between 4 p.m. Sunday and 4 a.m. Monday through the ride share app Lyft. WRAP’s […]

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December 20, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Alcohol Task Force Charged 208 People for DUI Since November

Over the past five weeks, Montgomery County Police’s Alcohol Holiday Task Force arrested 208 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The task force not only consists of officers from six police districts, it also includes Maryland State Police troopers, Montgomery County sheriff deputies, officers from the Gaithersburg Police Department, as well […]

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July 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

SoberRide Available For July Fourth Holiday

Montgomery County police officers are reminding motorists to drive safely this holiday and to choose a sober driver. The police will have additional officers on duty to enforce impaired-driving laws.  The Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s 2018 Independence Day SoberRide program will be offering free Lyft rides to keep drivers from drinking and getting behind the wheel. […]

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June 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with news that the police department is stepping up enforcement targeting drunk drivers. You can watch the show in its entirety, below:

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