ARLINGTON, Va. – Ahead of the July 4th holiday, the Arlington County Police Department, in collaboration with the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) and ridesharing service, Lyft, will unveil a new vehicle designed to deter drunk-driving in the region. The new SoberRide® Vehicle will serve as a reminder to the public that drunk-driving incidents are 100% preventable by making the choice to arrive home safely using ridesharing services, taxis, or designating a sober driver.
WHO: The Arlington County Police Department, in partnership with the Washington Regional Alcohol Program and Lyft Mid-Atlantic.
WHAT: A ceremony will be held to unveil the new SoberRide® Vehicle and the role it will play in preventing drunk-driving incidents in the community. Following brief remarks from Chief of Police M. Jay Farr; Kurt Erickson, President of WRAP; and Kate Glantz, Regional Marketing Manager of Lyft Mid-Atlantic, members of the media will be able to view the new SoberRide® Vehicle.
WHEN: Monday, July 2nd at 1 p.m.
WHERE: The roadway outside the Arlington County Police Department, located in the 2000 block of 14th Street North.
To accommodate this event, 14th Street North will be closed between N. Courthouse Road and N. Troy Street from approximately 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.