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'Operation Safe Ride' returns for New Year's Eve
'Operation Safe Ride' returns for New Year's Eve

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- The Woodstock Police Department will conduct "Operation Safe Ride" for the fourth year in a row this New Year's Eve.

This free service provides rides home for people who may have had a little too much to drink at local bars.

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"The main reason for this operation is to ensure that residents can celebrate the holiday, but not endanger the lives of others by driving impaired," said Lt. Troy Brazie of the Woodstock Police Department.

Anyone who needs a safe way to get home can call Operation Safe Ride if he or she is at a Woodstock establishment, lives within a reasonable distance of the city and does not have enough money to pay for a taxi.

Neese Towing has joined forces with the police to tow participants' vehicles home for free.

So far, Operation Safe Ride has provided more than 250 rides for holiday revelers.

"We have fun interacting with all of the residents and meeting new people. It is a way for us to get out in the community," Brazie said.

To get a ride home from Operation Safe Ride, call 678-392-8072.