New Jersey town wants to be residents' designated driver

A southern New Jersey town hopes to end drunken driving by being its residents' designated driver.

New Jersey town wants to be residents' designated

New Jersey town wants to be residents' designated driver

MARLTON - A southern New Jersey town hopes to end drunken driving by being its residents' designated driver.

As part of a 30-day pilot program, Evesham Township will operate a shuttle system to take people home on weekends from bars.

NJ.com reports the shuttle will make five stops near nine drinking establishments around the Burlington County town. Sober Sam, a company that drives people and their vehicles home from bars, will also provide free rides for township residents.

Mayor Randy Brown encouraged residents to have a great time, adding that the town "will get you home for free."

Police Chief Christopher Chew says there hasn't been a fatal drunken driving crash in town in six years. But they're on pace to arrest more than 220 people on DWI charges this year.

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