AKRON, Ohio (June 28, 2022) – Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh announced the return of her successful Arrive Alive program for the July 4 holiday weekend to help keep drunk or impaired drivers off the road. “Arrive Alive” offers free rides home to give people a safe option and prevents them from drinking alcohol and getting behind the wheel.
The Summit County Prosecutor’s Office is again teaming up with Summit County Sheriff Kandy Fatheree to use the ride-share service LYFT to provide free and reduced fare rides home in Summit County for anyone who has had too much to drink while celebrating the July 4th holiday.
WHAT: FREE & Reduced Fare Rides HOME for Summit County Residents for the July 4th Holiday
WHEN: From 6am Sunday July 3, 2022 to 6am Tuesday July 5, 2022
HOW: 400 one-time use LYFT Codes for FREE or Reduced Fare Ride home (up to $20) – USE CODE SUMMITJULY422
“This is a time for celebration and to gather with friends and family. I do not want a fun event to end in tragedy. That is why I have brought back Arrive Alive for the July 4 holiday weekend,” said Prosecutor Walsh. “Summertime is a wonderful time of year as people enjoy the warmer weather and vacations. If that includes an adult beverage, I urge you to not get behind the wheel. Barbecues, picnics, and watching fireworks are great fun. Don’t ruin it by ending your night either behind bars, or even worse. Use Arrive Alive.”
“We want you to have fun and enjoy the July 4th holiday with your family and friends,” said Sheriff Fatheree, “but enjoy it responsibly, because my deputies will be out and on the lookout for impaired drivers all weekend long. Please utilize the Arrive Alive program if you find yourself in need of a safe ride home. It could be a life-saving decision on your part.”
Summit County residents who need a ride home after drinking alcohol can use the LYFT code: SUMMITJULY422 to claim one of 400 one-time use codes. The program runs from 6am on Sunday July 3, 2022 through 6am Tuesday July 5, 2022.
Prosecutor Walsh launched Arrive Alive in Summit County during the July 4th, 2018, holiday weekend. Since then, nearly 3,000 people have used the service.
Additional questions can be forwarded to James Pollack, Summit County Prosecutor’s Office Director of communication, at email@example.com
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