A stark reminder on the costs of drinking and driving hits the streets in Arlington for the holidays.
A new car unveiled Tuesday demonstrates that after a night out, you should hire a taxi or run the risk of ending up in the back of a police car.
The Arlington Police Department and Red Top Cab worked together to create the Chooser Cruiser: Its front half looks like a police car, while its back half looks like a taxi.
“This fully operable and tactical four-wheel vehicle adorned with the succinct message, ‘Choose your ride,’ aims to serve as a poignant reminder that as drunk driving is a choice, people celebrating with alcohol have a choice in how they are transported at the end of an evening,” said Kurt Erickson, of Washington Regional Alcohol Program.
Sober Ride will be offering free rides up to $30 around the D.C. area from Dec. 14 through New Year's Eve.