DENVER (CBS4)- The Sawaya Law Firm is offering free cab fares for people who need a ride home on St. Patrick’s Day because they drank too much.
The free cab ride program extends through the weekend, Sunday, March 20. Call a cab, pay the driver and send your bill to the Sawaya Law Firm. They’ll reimburse you.
Their goal is to save lives by preventing drinking and driving. The Sawaya Law Firm spends about $75,000 a year on the free cab fare program.
Attorney Michael Sawaya said the program is personal to him, which is why he started it four years ago.
“I had a sister who died in a car accident where alcohol was involved, so I know how hard it is for people who have an event in a car with alcohol,” said Sawaya.
To take advantage of the program, you must be 21 years or older to participate. The program is good for a one-way fare, up to $35.
“I knew about the program ahead of time, so I planned accordingly. Took a cab that night with my friends and was able to take advantage of the program,” said program participant Abigail Eichhorn.