El Paso No D.U.I offers free designated driver services

El Paso No D.U.I offers free designated driver services
Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 9:47pm

An El Paso non-profit organization will be working this holiday weekend offer free rides to El Pasoans and off-duty military who might have had too much to drink in hopes of preventing drinking and driving.

No D.U.I. El Paso offers rides to anybody who is 21 and up and can show a valid I-D.

"It's essentially just recognizing the need for designated drivers and being able to provide an alternative to drinking and driving," said Tyler Rouse, founder of No D.U.I El Paso.

The local non-profit also offers an extra service that most designated drivers do not.

"We also do transport the patron's vehicle home as well," Rouse said.

The person's car must be legal to drive.

"You do need to have valid registration, up to date safety inspection sticker and you also must have current and valid insurance," Rouse said.

After calling the service, volunteers will be sent to pick up the person and their vehicle.
They conduct a safety inspection on the car and will drive the person home while being followed by another volunteer for added security in case the person becomes aggressive.

The service is sponsored by area bars and nightclubs which is how the group is able to operate.

All vehicles are provided by volunteers in hopes that people will take advantage of the service and make it home safely.

The service will also be available on Fridays and Saturdays from 11pm to 2:30am.

No D.U.I El Paso



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