Anyone who may have a little too much champagne while ushering in the New Year can call for a free ride thanks to a collaborated effort by Sheriff Criag Apple, the law firm of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, UBER, LYFT, CDTA and DeCrescente Distributors.
Since The Albany County STOP-DWI Program has organized the Safe Ride Initiative in 1982, there has not been an alcohol related fatality in Albany County on New Year’s Eve.
This year there are more options. The details of the New Year’s Eve “Safe Ride Program” are as follows:
-Rivers Casino & Resort, Schenectady
-The Desmond Hotel, Albany
-Lionheart Pub (Madison Ave.), Albany
-Saratoga Casino Hotel, Saratoga
-The Saratoga City Tavern (Caroline Street), Saratoga
-Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (River Street), Troy
“Having a plan before you head out to celebrate will help ensure getting home safely,” Apple said in a statement. “With all the options to get a sober ride home, there is no reason that anyone should be driving impaired.”