Don’t drink and drive this holiday season

Please don’t drink and drive this holiday season!

If you need a ride call SAFETY CAB at 318-322-3113. Free rides home will be provided from 8pm to 3am daily and from 8pm on New Year’s Eve to 4am on New Year’s Day. Safety Cab will take people from a party or bar in Ouachita Parish to their home anywhere within Ouachita Parish. The free service will not take people to another party or bar.

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office is joining a nationwide impaired-driving crackdown this holiday season to stop impaired driving and to save lives. During the holiday crackdown, law enforcement will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers. When you drink and drive, you are putting your life and the lives of others at risk.

Three Simple Ways to Prevent Tragedy
• Plan ahead. If you will be drinking, do not drive. Designate a sober driver or arrange another safe way home.
• If you are impaired, find another way home. Use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or call Safety Cab at 318-322-3113 for a ride home.
• Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel. If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life.

This message is brought to you by Sheriff Jay Russell and the men and women of the OPSO