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Goshen, N.Y. - Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus joined District Attorney David Hoovler and Sheriff Carl E. DuBois on Wednesday, December 29th to show support for Dana Distributors’ Alert Cab initiative.
Undersheriff Kenneth T. Jones and Deputy County Clerk Kelly Eskew also attended the event. Senator Mike Martucci was presented with Dana Distributors’ 2021 Recognition Award during the program.
“Orange County has zero tolerance for drunk driving and law enforcement will remain vigilant during this holiday, ensuring that our roadways are safe,” Neuhaus said. “We appreciate that Dana Distributors offers the Alert Cab program. Every ride can potentially save lives.”
Dana Distributors, in collaboration with Uber, again will offer its Alert Cab program for individuals who need a ride home in Orange, Sullivan or Rockland counties on New Year’s Eve. Alert Cab is being offered until then to drive people home within 10 miles from the bar in a program coordinated once again by Dana’s General Sales Manager Tom Kennedy.
“Alert Cab is an important program that has been successful for more than a decade,” Hoovler said. “I want to thank Fred Dana and Dana Distributors for continuing Alert Cab each year. Our message is simple: Don’t become or cause another statistic attributed to driving while intoxicated. There is never an excuse to drink and drive.”
Added Jones: “If you have had too much to drink, don’t take a chance. Do not get in that car. Do not allow anyone else to get in that car if they have had too much to drink. The hardline you will hear from law enforcement will be to drive sober or get pulled over. It’s much better to stay in your house than our house (jail).”
For more information about the Alert Cab program, contact Tom Kennedy at Dana Distributors at 615-3236.