drunk driving

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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December 14, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Department of Liquor Control Launches Holiday Ride Program to Prevent Drunk Driving

In an effort to prevent drunk driving, the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control (DLC) is partnering with local transportation service, Dryver, to offer $20 gift cards towards a designated driver this holiday season, according to a press release. The DLC will also partner with Lyft by offering $5 off the first ten rides. The […]

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November 23, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Police Say Officer’s Cruiser Struck by Suspected Drunk Driver (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

UPDATED Montgomery County Police Officer Edward Paden said he’s thankful to be alive after an alleged drunk driver struck his cruiser. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Officer Paden is urging residents to use caution and drink responsibly this holiday season: ORIGINAL POST A Montgomery County police officer was struck by a vehicle Saturday evening on […]

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September 30, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Noah’s Law Stamp Unveiled Day Before Legislation Goes into Effect (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

Starting Oct. 1st, Noah’s Law will go into effect and motorist convicted of drunk driving will be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle. That ignition interlock device will feature a stamp with an image of fallen Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta, who tragically killed last December while working as a member […]

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September 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

New Motor Vehicle Laws, Including Noah’s Law, Take Effect on Oct. 1

A number of motor vehicle laws passed by the Maryland General Assembly during the 2016 session go into effect on Saturday, October 1. The list of new laws impacting Maryland drivers includes the Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016, also known as Noah’s Law, which was signed into law by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on […]

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