DA and Uber Offer Free Rides for New Year’s Eve
LAS CRUCES – District Attorney Mark D’Antonio and the car ride service Uber are encouraging Las Cruces residents to plan ahead before celebrating the end of 2016, the DA’s office announced Friday.
As part of an ongoing partnership, Uber will offer new users a $15 credit, which is enough to cover the majority of rides requested in the Las Cruces area.
“As prosecutors, we see first-hand the harm driving drunk can cause. That’s why it’s important for us to be proactive and promote safe alternatives like designated drivers and Uber,” D’Antonio said in a news release.
Additionally, Uber will donate $5 to the Shattered Lives campaign for every new user who signs up and takes their first ride using the promo code NYECRUCES17.
“If you choose to make alcohol a part of your New Year’s Eve celebration, the most important thing to remember is that no excuse is a good excuse to drink and drive,” said Uber spokesperson Maui Orozco in the release. “There are so many transportation options available, like Uber, to help keep this holiday safe for everyone.”
For information about the Shattered Lives program, visit www.DonaAnaCountyDA.com or contact Antonia Hernandez at 575-647-2154.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News