An anti-drunk driving campaign in Summit and Lorain counties was relaunched on Thursday to help keep roads safe during the July 4th holiday.
The campaign is called “Arrive Alive”. The prosecutor’s office in both counties are partnering with Lyft to offer free rides to prevent people from getting behind the wheel while under the influence.
“My hope is for everyone to enjoy the holiday while not putting others at risk,” says Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh in a post on Facebook.
Last year, more than 200 people used the service in Summit County. By 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, no more rides were available in the area. That's because 650 people have already taken advantage of the program.
Summit County officials say they had planned for 500 and added more. They were surprise the free rides went so fast, but are glad they did.
Lorain County residents will use a different code, which is LPCOUT4. Residents can use the code from noon on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 through 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 6th, 2019. The code will be valid for the first 300 passengers. As of 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, it was unclear if the offer had been completely used up. Find out by entering the code.
Also, the rides must begin and end in Lorain County, said Lorain County prosecutor Dennis Will.
Will says residents can also call 1-800-461-9357 and receive a free cab ride from Safe and Reliable transportation if they mention “Arrive Alive” or Lorain County prosecutors.