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County to Offer Lindy's Taxi Service

Officials hope to decrease DWIs during holiday season.

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."

James fisher June 19, 2011 at 10:47 PM
Lindys exploits drivers. They force drivers to do medical and other discount house accounts for very low pay. Drivers pay for fuel and work on commission at their own financial risk. Drivers are un-fairly called idependent operaters, even though lindys has total control of the drivers work day. This is a real racket for lindys !
James fisher June 19, 2011 at 10:56 PM
Lindys has much of the taxi business in suffolk county dominated, all the while chargeing what ever they want . It is time to get a suffolk tlc, and maybe a standard rate /fare that would be the same thru out the county. No more dispatcher guess work. Also post the fare on the doors of all suffolk cabs and drug test drivers !
Cindy December 28, 2011 at 06:38 PM
What ever their issues, Thank's for the rides home for people who drank to much. I hope the drivers get tipped very well!!
Brian Zeller January 01, 2013 at 05:31 PM
I just want it to be known when I asked the dispatch an driver last night they both lied and said this offer didn't exist. Infact they charged me $37 for a ride that another company only charged $25 for. They are a rip off and I am infuriated they lied and price gouged for a ride I was supposed to get or free. I will never use Lindy taxi again and will spread my story for everyone to know about.

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