Osage Beach Police Want to Give Sober Rides Instead of DWIs
OSAGE BEACH - Police here prepared Wednesday for New Year's Eve. But instead of gearing up to issue DWIs en masse, they want drivers to plan on getting a sober ride home -- from them. On Dec. 31, people in the Lake of the Ozark's town will have the option of having a cop as a designated driver.
The Osage Beach Police Department will take calls for rides home and deliver passengers to a residence within the city limits of Osage Beach. But officers stressed it isn't a party-hopping service.
In Columbia, Taxi Terry's will treat New Year's Eve as one of its busiest service nights. The company will have a full staff of 10 taxis and two dispatchers on call -- the same as for MU home football games.