Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Parade Day Cab Ride Final Numbers Are In!

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.

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