Monday, March 10, 2008

Use free shuttle to avoid a California DUI

California DUI attorney news

A new free shuttle to and from participating bars began, and a city is already seeing fewer California DUI arrests than normal.

Benicia California DUI police said it is common to have at least two California DUI drunk driver's arrested each Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, but only one person was arrested for California DUI in between Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon, according to California DUI attorney records.

The new shuttle, called the Benicia Bar-Hopper, provides free rides to and from three bars; the Benicia Yacht Club, the Bottom of the Fifth and O'Leary's Pub.

The participating bar owners are paying for the shuttle out of their own pockets since taxi service can be unreliable in Benicia.

Only good responses have been heard on both Friday and Saturday night.

Bar owners purchase cab ride vouchers for their customers, in case they have too much to drink and are not able to drive home.

The shuttle had a slow start earlier in the week, it seemed word about the new shuttle is getting around.

At least 20 - 40 people took advantage of the service this weekend at O'Leary's alone.

The shuttle will pick up passengers anywhere in Benicia city limits and take them to and from one of the three participating bars at no charge. To avoid a California DUI, riders may call in advance to request a pick up at a specific time at 720-6140.