WCSO Offers Free, Safe Rides on New Year’s Eve

Wilson County Sheriff’s Office Offers Free, Safe Rides on New Year’s Eve Holiday

Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan announced today the Sheriff’s Office will sponsor its annual Free New Year’s Eve Safe Ridge program beginning at 8 p.m. until 3 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, to help save lives at no cost to the county.

Call 444-1412 and ask for a safe ride to obtain a free ride home from any part of Wilson County.

“This does not include a ride to another party or any stops on the way home,” Sheriff Bryan added. “We just want to make sure all our citizens are safe on the roads.”

WCSO Maj. Lance Howell, who took over the program this year, pointed out that the Sheriff’s Office is providing this service through its Wilson County Reserve Officers (all volunteering their time). Maj. Gary Keith began the Safe Ride program several years ago. Since that time, the sheriff’s office has seen a decline in accidents with injuries, deaths and arrests associated with drinking and driving.

“We encourage you to use this service,” Howell said. “It doesn’t matter how many people there are in your party. If you need more than one vehicle, we will take care of that at no cost.”

Wilson County Sheriff’s Officers and volunteers have already begun posting information throughout the county to ensure people know the service is available.

“We encourage everyone in Wilson County to have a good time ringing in the New Year, but we just want to make sure everyone out there does so in a safe manner,” Sheriff Bryan said. “This is one of the most important decisions you can make when it comes to drinking and driving. It is not safe for you or anyone on the streets if you decide to drive after drinking alcohol, even a small amount. All it takes is a single phone call to get a free ride home. Please take advantage of it.”

Scanned from a Xerox multifunction deviceThe Sheriff’s Office thanks Lee & Lee Attorneys, who are providing food for the officers volunteering their time, for their service to the community.

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