As part of the Suffolk County's DWI prevention efforts, the county has paired with Lindy's Transportation to offer free taxi rides home to people who are drinking alcohol at bars or holiday parties.
"I urge anyone who plans on drinking alcohol to do so responsibly," said Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer. "This is a great service to the community."
Lindy's is offering this free service through New Year's Day in an effort to help ensure safety on Suffolk County's roadways. As an added incentive to not drink and drive, Lindy's has indicated they will provide a free ride back to the bar or holiday party for people who took advantage of the service the evening before to retrieve their cars, an official county release said.
"I'd like to commend Lindy's Taxi service for helping save lives," said Suffolk County Exec. Steve Levy in a statement. "There is absolutely no reason to ever drink and drive, and now with Lindy's generous offer, there is no excuse."
"We are pleased to work with the County Executive and the Police Department to help keep drunken drivers off Suffolk's roads this holiday season," Lindy's Taxi owner John Tomitz added. "If we can avoid one crash or tragic death, our efforts will be well worth it."