The free rides (up to a $30 fare) will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday and end at 4 a.m. Friday.
Those seeking a ride must call the SoberRide hotline at 1-800-200-TAXI (8294) to book their ride.
SoberRide is sponsored the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), a consortium of alcohol companies, cab companies and a number of other brands and local organizations. WRAP’s goal is to reduce drunk driving on local roads. SoberRide goes into action on heavy partying days, such as New Year’s Eve, Fourth of July and St. Paddy’s Day.
“During the evening hours immediately following the 2014 St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, nearly half of all U.S. traffic fatalities involved drunk drivers,” said Kurt Erickson, president of the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program.
Local taxicab companies throughout the Washington-metropolitan area provide this no-cost service to local residents age 21 and older who otherwise may have attempted to drive home after drinking.
For more information, visit www.soberride.com.
St. Patrick’s Day is Thursday, March 17. Where are you celebrating the luck of the Irish?
Here are some ideas if you are looking to celebrate in or around Reston:
2465 Centreville Road, Herndon
Ned’s is promoting “The Biggest and Best St. Patrick’s Day Party Around.” The Irish pub will have live acoustic musicians, including Celkilt, onstage from noon to 9 p.m. Irish dancers will perform at 4, 6, and 8 p.m. Live band My Hero Zero performs at 9 p.m. Traditional Irish food, Guinness, and green beer served all day.
Clyde’s of Reston
Reston Town Center
Clyde’s will have Irish food and drink specials throughout the day. There will be an evening St. Patrick’s Day party, with a DJ starting at 10 p.m.
Kalypso’s Sports Tavern
Kalypso’s Sports Tavern, Lake Anne Plaza, Reston
Irish food and drink specials all day. Live music: Mark Scott, 4 to 8 p.m. Live music by Sam Gunderson, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
2310 Woodland Crossing Dr, Herndon
This Irish pub opens for Kegs & Eggs at 9:30 a.m. Lunch and dinner menu starts at 11 a.m. and goes until midnight. They’ll have giveaways and drink specials all day. Live music by Bobby Flynn.