Program offers free taxi ride during holiday season to stop drunken driving

Citizens Medical Center will offer its Make Our Area Safe for the Holidays free cab ride service again this season.

The M*A*S*H program has been around for about 20 years and has helped more than 2,000 drivers from driving home intoxicated.

The hospital pays the cab fare between 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1 for anyone who feels they can't safely drive home.

To request a cab, call 361-572-6274.