SALEM – If you or someone you love has too much to drink tonight and need a ride home around the Salem area, Michael Phelps of Motor Palm Drive School is offering to take you there for free.
“I’ve had people call from parties. They say we don’t have a way to get this person home and we can’t stop them.”
Phelps has a personal connection. His cousin was killed by a drunk driver and he’s seen it far too often.
He says it never fails that at least once on New Years Eve as he’s taking somebody home safely, police are busting a drunk driver alongside the road.
“It’s always been a positive reaction, especially someone at the last minute said we heard about you, we didn’t think we’d need you, but this person has to get home”, said Phelps.
He expects to give about a dozen free rides between 10pm and 2am.