DeLeo Promotes Alternatives To Drunken Driving

Mar 7, 2016

Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo is calling for more cooperative agreements with app-based ride sharing services to fight drunken driving.

Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo appeared with an Uber regional manager Monday to promote programs that encourage alternate transportation for people who have been drinking.

DeLeo appeared with an Uber regional manager to promote programs where local governments encourage and even partially subsidize alternative transportation for motorists who have been drinking.

“We have to partner with other people to make sure that we have a collaborate effort to reduce DUIs.”

Uber-backed studies showed peak use in Miami occurs late at night when bar patrons are headed home.

Uber officials declined to comment on app-based ride legislation currently stalled in the Senate.