Chief: Catch a ride — Don’t drink and drive!

December 22, 2020

Police chief, staff to provide free rides on New Year’s Eve

Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles is serious about doing whatever it takes to keep local streets safe for everyone this New Year’s Eve. From 10 p.m. till 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 31, Roles and his staff will once again provide safe transportation to anyone who may have enjoyed the holiday festivities a little too much.

“We’re asking anyone who has consumed alcohol to not take any chances. Let us drive you home,” Roles said.

Roles said anyone who wants to participate can call dispatch at 918.338.4001, tell the dispatcher you want to take the chief up on the offer to arrive safe and tell the dispatcher your location.

“The dispatcher will ensure that I or my staff will come to your location and provide you with a safe ride home, within Bartlesville’s city limits,” he said.

There is no cost for this service, he said.

“The goal of this event is to minimize impaired driving in our city,” he said. “It is our hope that everyone arrives home safely after celebrating the holiday. We hope everyone who needs it will take advantage of this offer, not only for themselves but in the interest of public safety.”

For more information, contact Roles or Capt. Jay Hastings at 918.338.4050.