OREM, Utah – The Orem Police Department announced that they had zero DUI arrests, and zero road fatalities on New Year’s Eve, partly due to a service that was offered to would-be impaired drivers.
The police department offered “Drunk Tank Taxi,” Sunday night, to help offer an alternative to drunk driving, and a safe way for people to travel on New Year’s Eve. The department assigned two officers to pick up individuals who were impaired, and did not plan ahead or have a designated driver. People who needed a ride could call dispatch, and request the “taxi.”
The police department picked people up in a prison transport van, and drove them to their destinations within a fifteen mile radius of the city. The van was decorated with a festive decal, and fun appeared to be had from both passengers and officers assigned to the position.
Check out some photos of the “Drunk Tank Taxi” below: