ALERT CAB PROGRAM-FREE CAB RIDE HOME

NEWS RELEASE

RELEASE DATE & TIME: Thursday, August 29, 2013 @ 2:30 PM

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

  Public Information Officer, Angelica Becerra

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

EMAIL: abecerra@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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“We Serve With Pride”

EL PASO TEXAS- The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Sun City Cab Co. and L&F Distributors are on the wagon to prevent drunk driving during the holidays (Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Years) by becoming part of the ALERT CAB PROGRAM.  Because Labor Day is one of the many holiday’s celebrated by people throughout the year the ALERT CAB PROGRAM will be one of several options for individuals who choose to celebrate and had too much to drink.  Be responsible and prevent drunk driving by calling for a free cab ride.  The program will take effect during the Labor Day weekend – Friday, August 30, 2013 from 12:00 noon through Monday, September 2, 2013 to 12:00 AM.

For more information please call 915-544-2211.

According to the National Highway Safety Administration drunk driving fatalities in Texas have declined up to 50% since 1982 with 138 people killed in drunk driving crashes in 2011.  The Sheriff’s Office reminds citizens the DWI Labor Day Enforcement has been in effect since August 17, 2013 and will remain in effect through September 2, 2013.

Sheriff’s Office Special Traffic Investigators have investigated a total of 7 fatalities in El Paso County, TX. Out of the 7, one was alcohol related.

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Pointing up PLAN AHEAD

Pointing upDESIGNATE A DRIVER

Pointing upCALL A CAB

Pointing upSPEND THE NIGHT WHERE YOU ARE, IF POSSIBLE

Pointing upOr STAY SOBER

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Published 29 August 2013 02:30 PM by abecerra
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