The Springfield Police Department is pleased to announce that our St. Patrick’s Day Safe Ride program was once again a tremendous success. During the time of the free rides, Springfield Police handled 8 motor vehicle crashes, of which only 2 resulted in minor injury. None of these crashes were alcohol-related. We made 3 DUI arrests during this same time period.
Local cab companies gave 306 free rides home at a cost of $2529.50. It was our goal to eliminate the drunk driver and the resultant crashes from our roadways during this period of celebration. These numbers are very encouraging and make our efforts worthwhile.