Police in Yarmouth and several Lower Cape Towns have activated "Operation Safe Ride" programs for New Year's Eve.
In Yarmouth, Operation Safe Ride Home starts at 6:00 PM Saturday, December 31st and ends at 3:00 AM on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Any citizen who needs a free and safe ride home from a Yarmouth licensed liquor establishment should call Town Taxi directly at 508.775.5555.
On the Lower Cape, Anyone who needs a safe and sober ride home on New Year’s Eve from a licensed liquor establishment to a residence in the Towns of Provincetown/Truro/Wellfleet/Eastham/Orleans can simply call one of the designated community-partnership taxi companies for a free and sober ride home.
The service will run from 10pm to 2am and will be call based, from 2am to 4am as long as you make a reservation in advance the service would still be free.
Cape law enforcement officials treat impaired driving as a serious crime. Expect extra patrols to be out on New Year's Eve - and don't ruin your year with an OUI arrest.
We wish our readers a safe, fun New Year's Eve.