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Get home safely on New Year's Eve

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging drivers to use caution while on the roads this New Year's holiday. According to Sargeant Robert Burd of the Bowling Green Post, DUI related arrested are through the roof this year, a 35% spike from last year. The Sargeant says that officers are trying to raise awareness in order to prevent more accidents.

Authorities are teaming up to get you home safely on New Year's Eve.  There are several programs offering free rides if you find yourself or a loved one unfit to drive.

Thanks to the efforts of Wright Tire and Automotive, Shipley Automotive, BG Towing and Frank's Automotive, free transportation will be available from 6:00 pm on December 31, 2013 to 6:00 am on January 1, 2014. Rides will be available from local establishments in Bowling Green to persons who reside within 10 miles of Bowling Green. For more information, call (419) 819-5351.

In the Toledo Area, ABCO Services will provide free rides home from 11 P.M. to 2 A.M. Visit their website www.ABCO-services.com or call (419) 819-5315 for more information.

Also available is Tipsy Tow sponsored by AAA Northwest Ohio. This program will provide a tow for your vehicle and a ride to your residence, also within 10 miles of the tow. Call 1-800-AAA-HELP.

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