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Safe ride celebrates 20 years

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Local bar owners, breweries, and police are celebrating 20 years of providing a safe ride home.

The Marathon County program gives rides to people whose driving would be impaired after drinking. More than 8,000 rides have been given out since 1993. Organizers say the program is working.

"People are using it, accepting it, people are not only using the safe ride home program, but you see them when they're out they'll give their keys up to someone for a safe ride," said Tim Thomas, the Marathon County Tavern League President.

Newsline 9 is a sponsor of safe ride.

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