Sheriff, Jake’s Towing take excuses away from drunk driving


December 23, 2008 at 9:29 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office and Jake's Towing are teaming up to make sure residents have no excuse to drink and drive this holiday season.

As they have done in years' past, the sheriff's office is offering local residents a free ride home if they consume alcohol this holiday season. All a resident has to do is give the sheriff's office a call at 985-783-6807 and a deputy will pick them up and take them home.

“The amount of people who take advantage of this service is minimal, but if we can get just one drunk driver off the road, it's worth our effort,” Sheriff's office spokesman Capt. Pat Yoes said. “We want to help those people who use common sense before they decide to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, but once they do get behind the wheel, the offer is revoked.”

While the sheriff's office will give a free ride to those that consume alcohol, Jake's Towing is offering free towing.

“I've seen so many accidents and a lot of them are caused by alcohol,” Chuck Jacob, of Jake's Towing, said. “The sheriff's office is offering rides to people, but some people may not call because they are worried about their cars. We will take care of their cars for them and bring the vehicles to their home, as long as they are operable and the person lives in the parish.

"There are not a whole lot of people that use this service, but it’s offered and there is no excuse for anyone to drink and drive."

Local residents that want their cars towed home during the holiday season can call 985-785-4444.




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