Cary bar makes sure patrons have a safe way home on New Years

Law enforcement is watching for drunk drivers, and they're getting a little help from at least once local bar.
December 31, 2013 8:23:08 PM PST
Many people are out celebrating the coming of the new year, and for many that celebration includes drinking.

Law enforcement is out in full force, watching for drunk drivers, and they're getting a little help from at least one bar in Cary.

"We have a DJ. We have a new year's eve party," said Rally Point owner Drew Schenck.

Rally Point is offering it all plus a chauffeur.

"We also have the bus, picking people up and taking people home," said Schenck.

For the first time, Schenck is promising a full service bar for people within a two mile radius.  

"We have a separate phone, a separate number," said Schenck. "The driver has it. We put fliers out at the apartment complexes around here."

They'll pick you up, take you to the party and, best of all, they will bring you home. So, you don't have to worry about finding a designated driver, or the temptation of getting behind the wheel after a few too many.  

"It's a smart thing to do for us," said Schenck. "It's a smart thing for our regulars. We paid for the van. We paid for the driver."

Schenck says it was so easy to put together that he plans to keep doing this for certain events throughout the year. It's a free service. Just call the bar for that special number.

The Department of Transportation says more than 400 people in North Carolina died in alcohol-related accidents in 2012. This year, that number is down by more than 100.

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