Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Task Force Looks to Reduce Drunk Driving

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Task Force Looks to Reduce Drunk Driving

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KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP)--A task force that aims to keep drunken drivers off the roads this winter is going to offer bar patrons alternatives to driving home. The group is made up of business owners on Killington Road, town officials and members of the Vermont State Police. It was formed in January in response to the high number of drunken driving stops made on the mountain, which has one of the highest concentrations of nightspots in the state. The remedies might include vouchers for taxi service, rewards to designated drivers, and barroom visits from State Police troopers.

"Our mission is to ensure that everyone enjoys themselves responsibly," said Allen Wilson, president of Killington Ski Area and a member of the task force. "As crazy as it sounds, our goal is to put the State Police out of business."

Wilson said the taxi vouchers could be used for bar patrons to retrieve their cars later. …

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