St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide Free Taxi and Traffic Advisory for Parade and Festival Sunday


From a press release:

If you plan on making a big night of it this St. Patrick’s Day, don’t rely on luck to get home safely. Together with the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) SoberRide initiative, AT&T is proud to provide free taxi rides (up to $30) to anyone 21 and over in the greater Washington, DC area who may have had one too many Irish Car Bombs or pints of Guinness home.

AT&T customers can call #WRAP to get a safe, free ride home, while others can dial 800-200-8294 (TAXI). The program will be in effect beginning at 4:00 p.m. Sunday (3/17) and continue until 4:00 a.m. Monday morning (3/18).

WRAP’s SoberRide provides greater Washington, DC residents a safe way home on high-risk holidays, including the December/January holiday season, St. Patrick’s Day, Independence Day and Halloween. Last St. Patrick’s Day, a total of 606 Washington-area residents took advantage of the program, preventing a would-be drunk driver from hitting the road every 71 seconds.

From MPD:


The Metropolitan Police Department wishes to advise the public and the media of scheduled events on Sunday, March 17, 2013 including the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Shaw Tavern St. Patrick’s Day Neighborhood Festival. In conjunction with these events, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

Shaw Tavern St. Patrick’s Day Neighborhood Festival

The 1800 block of 6th Street, NW (6th Street between Florida Avenue and S Street) will be closed from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route

The parade will form on the National Mall and proceed westbound on Constitution Avenue, NW from 7th Street to 17th Street, NW, where it will disband. 7th Street will be closed between Constitution Avenue, NW and Independence Avenue, SW from approximately 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Streets leading to Constitution Avenue, NW will be closed during this time period.

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  • Beware of SoberRide! I called them for a ride from Brookland to Adams Morgan on Sunday evening. It seemed promising. The dispatcher asked for my pickup/dropoff location and a phone number to contact me. I got an automated phone call when the cab showed up (about 30 min later). However, when I asked if the ride was free up to $30 as part of the SoberRide, he said no and acted like he had no idea what I was talking about. He also had no idea I wanted to go to Adams Morgan. I promptly got out of the cab. What a scam.

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