|Police Chief White urges citizens to not drink and drive
Today, Denver Police Chief Robert C. White urged Denver citizens to not drink and drive this New Year’s Holiday.
The New Year’s weekend will bring friends and loved-ones together for a time of reflection and fun festivities which may or may not include the use of alcohol. During this time of year too many people drink excessively and get behind the wheel of an automobile. This has proven to be a deadly combination. Just last year in Denver, there were four serious bodily injury accidents and 38 DUI arrests.
“In the short time that I’ve been a member of the Denver community, I have been truly impressed by the strong sense of unity that exists here. As citizens of this great city, we all have numerous alternatives to driving while intoxicated.” said Denver Police Chief Robert C. White.
The Denver Police Department and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is partnering with Miller-Coors and the Regional Transportation District (RTD) to offer alternative transportation options to drivers in Denver and along the Front Range. In the metro area, we are encouraging people to call 1-800-TAXICAB, which is a national taxi dispatch service that helps locate the nearest cab company to you. In addition to cab vouchers, Miller-Coors and RTD are providing free transit rides on New Year’s Eve in the Denver metro area. The free rides start at 7:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and run through 6:00 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Although the rides will be free, scheduled service hours are not extended.
CDOT has also created a special website, www.PlanAheadColorado.com, where people can find more information about public transportation options, safe party tips, overnight parking options and more.
The Denver Police Department would like to wish you all a happy and safe Holiday Season!