Prosecutor thanks community for using ArriveSafe program

(WDTN Photo)
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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Montgomery County Prosecutor is thanking the public for using the ArriveSafe program over Thanksgiving weekend.

Mat Heck said Wednesday that from noon the day before Thanksgiving until the following Sunday there were no fatal accidents in Montgomery County.

Heck said Thanksgiving is typically a dangerous holiday for drivers because, in addition to it being the most traveled holiday, the incidents of “social binge drinking” increase dramatically.

Prosecutor Heck continued, “There is never a good excuse for drinking and driving. With approximately 200 free cab rides given over the Thanksgiving holiday, it appears that our message is working – have a designated driver or call ArriveSafe.”

Heck added, “I am proud of those Montgomery County residents who made the smart decision not to drive impaired. Having no fatal traffic crashes over such a busy
holiday weekend is a great accomplishment. Hopefully, we’ll have the same outcome over the upcoming holidays and all our citizens will get home safely.”

The ArriveSafe program began in 2007 and has given nearly 4,700 free cab rides home during the holidays. The program will be active again later in December over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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