Friday, 23 December 2011 00:00
The taxi companies listed below released the following statement: “If any of our residents and customers need a free ride home after drinking at a local tavern, bar, restaurant or catering hall, from December 10 to January 1, call (516) 326-9090.” They are offering free rides in an effort to prevent drunk driving, which could be deadly.
• Ollie’s Taxi & Airport Service
• All Island Transportation
• Taxi Latino
• Luxury Transportation
• Glen Belle Car Service
• Delux Transportation
“Nassau County Police will be targeting drunk drivers and looking to prevent the kind of senseless alcohol-related accidents that too often occur during the holidays. My message is clear: if you drink and drive here in Nassau County you will be arrested and prosecuted. I urge everyone to be responsible and to plan accordingly so all can return home safely to their loved ones. Be smart. Take your local taxi company up on this generous offer,” said Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano.
“I am pleased to support and promote this generous offer of public service by the local taxi companies listed above,” said Acting Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter. There is no acceptable excuse for DWI with this offer of a free ride. If you do so in Nassau County, you will be arrested.”
Too many people, despite having too much to drink, are reluctant to give up their keys, or have no way to get back to their cars the next day. These taxi companies will also give you a free ride back to the driver’s car the next day.
“We want all of our residents and customers to be safe over the holiday season. During this joyous time of year, our goal is to prevent or stop any horrible tragedies. If we can avoid one accident or someone from being injured, it is well worth it. Don’t drink and drive, let your transportation companies be your designated driver and keep you safe,” said Marianne Blessinger, president of Ollie’s Taxi and Airport Service.