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Oakland County Sheriff Endorses Safe Ride Home

The Oakland County Sheriff, Michael Bouchard, has endorsed Christensen Law’s Safe Ride Home, happening tonight. Sheriff Bouchard urges Oakland County Residents to get a Safe Ride Home and avoid drunk driving.

Thanksgiving Eve is a big night for bars and restaurants across Oakland County. Local residents frequently gather with out-of-town family and friends. Since most households plan on cooking large meals tomorrow, they choose to dine out tonight. But all that celebration leads to an increased number of traffic incidents, particularly drunk driving accidents.

At Christensen Law, our auto accident attorneys help the survivors of drunk driving accidents all the time. We know what “one too many” looks like from the other side of the airbag.

That’s why last year Christensen Law launched its Safe Ride Home initiative. Motorists in the Metro Detroit area can get a free taxi or Uber ride home after celebrating, on Christensen Law’s dime. The Safe Ride Home project has provided over 300 trips to residents on Thanksgiving Eve, New Year’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day, and Independence Day.

Now Christensen Law is honored to have received the endorsement of Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard. In a statement issued today, Bouchard said:

“Please be safe, use extra caution, and protect yourselves and others with defensive driving. Call the police if you see a drunk or impaired driver. . . . Also, if you are going out drinking, plan ahead with a designated driver.  If you have had too much to drink, call a cab or an Uber. Consider using the local Safe Ride Program, which will reimburse you for your cab or Uber ride home up to $35.  Working together, we can ensure families and friends are united in joy and thanksgiving instead of sadness and mourning. Best wishes for a happy and safe Thanksgiving.”

If you are out on the town tonight, here’s what you need to know to participate in the project:

  • Christensen Law pays up to $35 for a one-way ride to your home.

  • Rides must occur between November 23 at 7:00 p.m. and November 24 at 4:00 a.m.

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

  • Participants must be at least 21 years old.

  • Rides must be provided by a licensed taxi company or Uber driver.

  • Participants must email copies of their receipt and their driver’s license to saferidehome@davidchristensenlaw.com or mail them to Christensen Law Safe Ride Home, 25925 Telegraph Rd., Suite 200, Southfield, MI 48033.

Call Christensen Law at 248-213-4900 for more details.

Receiving the support of local law enforcement means a lot to the team at Christensen Law. We’ve been working hard to protect Michigan motorists over the last year. Now we’ve teamed up with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office to spread the word and make sure more local drivers get a Safe Ride Home.