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Wood County Sheriff offers Safe Ride Home on New Year's Eve

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WOOD COUNTY (WAOW)--The Wood County Sheriff wants to get you and your car home safely this New Year's Eve. You can do just that by calling a designated number--(715) 459-1082. 

"What made our program take off is we will also take the person's car home," said Sheriff Reichert. "So there is really no reason someone would want to drive home after New Year's," he said.

The program is called "Safe Ride Home", and it is for people who may have had too much to drink on New Year's Eve. Officials say the Sheriff can be contacted at the number above, and they tell him their name and location.

The number of people that use the program varies each year, but the Sheriff hopes more people take advantage of it this year.

"It's so important we have safe streets, and on a busy night like New Year's Eve there is no better night to do it," Sheriff said. 

The program runs all night long on New Year's Eve in Wood County.

Online Reporter: Cassandra Vinch

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