Police offering free rides home on St. Patrick's Day


For the third consecutive year, the Community Services Division of the Warwick Police Department will offer people who shouldn’t be driving after celebrating on St. Patrick’s Day a ride home.

The Safe Rides Program is being done in collaboration with the Warwick Police Department and the Warwick Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. The goal is to reduce DUI related crashes, reduce incidents of drunk driving, and offer residents an alternative to being arrested for DUI during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday in the City of Warwick. Bars and liquor serving establishments throughout Warwick will be notified of the program and are encouraged to promote this free program to their patrons.  

People are urged to call 468-4200 for a ride anytime between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight on St. Patrick’s Day. Citizen volunteers will be dispatched to establishments in the City and provide citizens a safe, free ride home anywhere within the City of Warwick if they need a ride or have had too much to drink.   

Additional information about the Safe Rides Program, is available at the Warwick Police Department Facebook page or by contacting Community Police at 889-5580.


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