This Halloween, patrons at select Arlington restaurants will be praised not for the creativity of their costumes, but for getting home safely.
From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., representatives from the campaign will be outside three Clarendon nightspots to thank designated drivers and those who choose to take public transportation, a taxi or ride sharing service home.
The three restaurants that will be reference points for the “surprise and delight” thanking events are:
- Clarendon Ballroom at 3185 Wilson Blvd.
- Spider Kelly’s at 3181 Wilson Blvd.
- Don Tito at 3165 Wilson Blvd.
This year’s campaign is aimed at stopping people ages 21 to 35 from drinking and driving. According to a release, 36 percent of highway fatalities in Virginia last year were alcohol-related, and more than 40 percent of people killed in alcohol-related crashes were within the campaign’s target age range.
Festive holidays, like this weekend’s Halloween celebration, often see a spike in DUI-related incidents.
WRAP will also offer free taxi rides on Saturday through its SoberRide program.