Firm offers 'Safe Ride Home' program for St. Patrick's Day

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Christensen Law is extending its “Safe Ride Home” program to people who may celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by drinking too much alcohol.

“We have every reason to believe our ‘Safe Ride Home’ program has saved the lives of people who over-celebrated on Thanksgiving Eve and New Year’s Eve,” says Dave Christensen, founder of Christensen Law. “We’ve helped more than 250 people return home safely, and we want to continue offering that service to the community.”

Christensen said he wants to help people get home safely from their St. Patrick’s Day celebration — and without being charged with driving under the influence (DUI).

“We want to decrease the number of people killed on Michigan roads each year,” Christensen said Monday. “The number rose 10 percent in 2015 compared with the previous year.”

The National Safety Council recently reported that 982 people were killed on state roads in Michigan during 2015.

Christensen, a personal injury lawyer, has been involved with organizations such as the Washtenaw Council on Alcoholism, Spectrum Treatment and Prevention Services that deal with alcohol/drug addiction.

He said those who’ve had too much to drink on St. Patrick’s Day can call a cab or Uber to take them home. They must pay for the ride and obtain a receipt.

The next day, a copy of the receipt must be emailed, along with a copy of the person’s driver’s license, or State of Michigan ID card to saferidehome@davidchristensenlaw.com.

The law firm will reimburse costs of up to $35.

There are a few restrictions:

• Offer is good from 1 p.m. on March 17, to 4 a.m. on March 18.

• You must be at least 21 years old.

• Maximum reimbursement is $35, good for a one-way ride to your home.

• Receipts must be received by Christensen Law by midnight, March 21, 2016 to be eligible for reimbursement.

• Ride must be within Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, and Washtenaw counties.

• Provider of ride must be a licensed taxi company or Uber.

• Email a copy of the official taxi company or Uber receipt along with a copy of your valid driver’s license or State of Michigan ID card to saferidehome@davidchristensenlaw.com OR
send those materials via U.S. mail to Christensen Law Safe Ride Home, 25925 Telegraph Rd., Suite 200, Southfield, 48033.

Additional details are available by calling 248-213-4900.

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