ArriveSafe Program returns, provides free Uber rides home

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — The ArriveSafe program, a program that provides free rides home, will return this Thanksgiving weekend. The program was not available in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Differentiating from previous years, the program will now be partnering with Uber, according to a news release. Those who have been drinking can call 937-449-9999 and give the operator their name, a cellphone number, and their pick-up and drop-off locations. Callers do not need to have the Uber app downloaded, they will receive text messages updating them on the status of their Uber.

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Recently there has been an increase in traffic crashes according to Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. in a release.

“There is simply no excuse for driving while impaired this Thanksgiving weekend. Either have a sober designated driver or call ArriveSafe to get you home safely,” Heck said.

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ArriveSafe will be offering free Uber rides home for Montgomery County residents from 6 p.m. Wednesday through 6 a.m. Sunday.