Wood County offers free rides for St. Patricks Day

Swallow your pride,call for a ride, the message of today's press conference in Wood County.

Bowling Green, Ohio (WNWO)--Swallow your pride, call for a ride that's the message the Safe Communities of Wood County and the title of their program for 2017 St. Patricks Day.

On Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to 2 a.m., the group is offering free rides from local establishments in Bowling Green to those who live within 10 miles of Bowling Green.

The number to call is 419-823-7765.

Along with the program, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is working with the Wood County Sheriff's office and the Bowling Green Police Department to set up a checkpoint on Friday.

Authorities also plan to saturate the area with officers during the holiday weekend.

Lieutenant William Bowers of the Ohio Stat highway Patrol says they plan to come in contact with 750 to 1,000 vehicles.

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