ALBANY, N.Y. – The Albany County Sheriff announced details of the Albany County STOP-DWI 30th annual New Year's Eve "Safe Ride Program" on Friday.
The program will be available in Albany County beginning at 10:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve and ends at 2:00 a.m. on New Year's Day and provides rides home, free of charge, to individuals who have been drinking and should not be driving.
Anyone that has been drinking within Albany County may call **LAW (or **529) from your mobile phone or 1800LAW1010 to request a ride home.
The program is sponsored by the Law Firm of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti. Since the program began in 1982, thousands have taken advantage and have been transported home safely.
DTA will offer free bus service at all regular bus stops from 8:00pm on New Year's Eve, Tuesday, December 31, 2013 through approximately 2:00am on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. CDTA has provided free service on New Year's Eve for 30 consecutive years to help discourage "drinking and driving" across the area.