No Free Rides for New Year's Eve

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TRI-CITIES-- A winter storm warning is headed our way. That could make things difficult on New Year's Eve—even more difficult: no more free rides from Kennewick P.D. for drivers who've had too much to drink.

The service was more than twenty years old and justified as a way to save money and time in the past. But this year, Sgt. Ken Lattin says things are different.

"First of all, there weren't as many option for people and the second thing was, we had more resources. We have a larger city now, more calls for service and not more officers,” said Lattin.

Ben-Franklin Transit also blames money for ending its free-ride program through Tri-Cities Taxi.

It says last year it spent almost $10,000 getting people home safely.

If you can't get a free ride, you can still get a cheap one with Tri-Cities Taxi. It will charge $3 per person, per ride if you make a reservation starting at 2 in the afternoon on December 31st.

The cab company only has about 150 spots available for people going home within the Tri-Cities and West Richland.

Or you can call Rad Towing and they'll tow you and your car for just $45.