Prosecutor offers ArriveSafe program over July 4th holiday weekend

DAYTON – Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. is pleased to announce that with support from Heidelberg Distributing Company and AAA Miami Valley, the ArriveSafe program will be providing free cab rides home for Montgomery County residents this July 4th holiday weekend.

Since Prosecutor Heck began ArriveSafe in 2007, nearly 5,200 free cabs rides have been provided to Montgomery County residents. Removing just one impaired driver from the streets may save a life – maybe even your own.

Last year in Ohio, there were 1,110 lives lost in traffic crashes. About 30% of those deaths were in alcohol-related traffic crashes. Montgomery County had 23 alcohol-related traffic crash deaths. All of those injuries and deaths were completely preventable – if the driver had simply made the smart decision to not drive while impaired.

ArriveSafe will be offering free cab rides home for Montgomery County residents from 6 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2016 through 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

Prosecutor Heck added, “Enjoy this July 4th holiday weekend, but celebrate responsibly. Arrange for safe transportation with a designated, sober driver or call ArriveSafe at 449- 9999 and request a free cab ride home. We will pay the fare up to $50.”

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For more information contact Greg Flannagan, Public Information Officer at 937.225.5610 or [email protected]