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Attorney General Balderas & Mothers Against Drunk Driving Urge New Mexicans to Plan Ahead for St. Patrick’s Day; Utilize Safe Ride Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2015

Balderas Contact: James Hallinan, (505) 660-2216

MADD Contact: Ben Lewinger, (505) 850-9010

Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and Mothers Against Drunk Driving New Mexico (MADDNM) are teaming up to urge New Mexicans to plan ahead for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and not drive after drinking.

“As tens of thousands of New Mexicans plan to go out to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, I am asking all New Mexicans to plan ahead and not drive after drinking,” said Attorney General Hector Balderas. “Plan ahead by finding a designated driver, scheduling a taxi or car, or utilizing Safe Ride Home services in your area. Don’t put lives in danger or risk getting stopped by local or State Police. It’s just not worth it.”

“Even one life lost due to an impaired driving crash is one too many. MADD New Mexico urges everybody to do your part to keep our roads safe this St. Paddy’s Day,” commented MADD New Mexico State Director, Ben Lewinger.

New Mexicans are also encouraged to download the ENDWI app for android and iPhones, which has all of the Safe Ride Home phone numbers available in New Mexico, or visit http://www.endwi.com/programs/. You can also find more information about services available on St. Patrick’s Day by visiting the MADDNM website: http://www.madd.org/localoffices/nm/.

Please see below for a list of Safe Ride Home services available around New Mexico that has been compiled by the New Mexico Department of Transportation.

BERNALILLO COUNTY
(505) 999-1400
Pick Me Up-Take Me Out Program
10:00pm – 2:00am (call for reservations)
Tavern Taxi Program
10:00pm – 2:00am

DONA ANA COUNTY
(575) 524-TAXI (8294)
Safe Ride Program
5:30pm – 3:00am
COST:
$5/one or two persons
$10/three or four persons

GRANT COUNTY
(575) 388-1813
Corre Cantinas
Covers Silver City, Tyrone, Bayard,
Santa Clara, Hurley and Pinos Altos
5:00pm – 1:00am
COST:
$3.50 each ride

LEA COUNTY
(575) 391-2982
Tipsy Taxi
9:30pm – 2:30am

LUNA COUNTY
(575) 388-3180
Corre Cantinas Safe Ride Program
6:00pm – 1:00am

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY
(575) 429-0336
Safe-Ride-Home Service
8:00pm – 2:30am

SANTA FE COUNTY
(505) 438-0000
Chauffer and Designated Driver Program (CADDy)
5:30pm – 2:30am
COST:
$5/one or two persons
$10/three or four persons
(*anything over $25 fare is riders’ responsibility)

TORRANCE COUNTY
(505) 705-0332
Smart Choice Ride
8:00pm – 2:00am
Covers greater Moriarty area
COST:
$5 average

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