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Anti-drunk driving program kicks off Friday

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By Ashley Halsey III
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, December 9, 2009; 12:49 PM

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program's annual effort to keep inebriated people from driving will begin Friday, offering free taxis rides home in communities across the area.

The "Holiday SoberRide" program offers the service from 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. through the holiday season until 6 a.m. New Year's day. People older than 21 should call 800-200-8294 or #8294 on an AT&T wireless phone. The participating cab companies should not be called directly. Participants are required to pay any amount above $50.

Calls for service must originate in Montgomery or Prince George's counties; the District; or Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William or eastern Loudoun counties. A SoberRide call operator will direct requests to the correct participating cab company. Those companies are: Alexandria Yellow Cab, Barwood, Fairfax Yellow Cab, Loudoun Yellow Cab, Manassas Cab Co., Red Top Cab, Silver Cab of Prince George's County, Yellow Cab of D.C. and Yellow Cab of Prince William County.

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