Auto group to make sure revelers get home free this New Year's Eve

"It's a community service, and it's the right thing to do," said Dan Scaringe, owner of Callaway Grill. "We do have patrons that come and drink in excess, and they get home safely (through the program)."

Scaringe said he considers patrons friends, and the Safe Ride Home program looks out for them.

DeNooyer picks the bigger restaurants in the area to ask if they would like to participate in the program. Only so many choose to get involved with the program, he said.

For those that do, cards are placed around the establishments that give a number to call for the service. The calls are screened through a DeNooyer answering service and then passed onto Yellow Cab for pickup information.

The number for Safe Ride Home program is 458-7700.

The service is available only for people returning home from any one of the six establishments. ""

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