Suburban police department continues New Year's Eve tradition of offering rides home

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — A southwest suburban police department is once again offering rides home to New Year’s Eve partiers who’ve had too much alcohol to drive.

"We want people to, obviously, be safe on New Year's Eve," Palos Park Police Sgt. Chris Hughes tells WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya.

His department is offering to take people home if they opt to venture out on New Year’s Eve and realize they’ve had too much to drink.

They should not get behind the wheel of a car, Hughes stresses.

"Nowadays, you have a lot of options between Uber and other ride-sharing services to get you home on New Year’s Eve,” he said Wednesday.

Hughes said there will be extra police officers and community service officers working New Year’s Eve to help provide rides.

Sgt. Hughes suggests calling the Palos Park Police non-emergency number for a ride: 708-448-2191.