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Towing company provides free rides for impaired drivers

Warner Recovery Agency will offer free rides for impaired drivers on New Year's Eve. Warner Recovery Agency will offer free rides for impaired drivers on New Year's Eve.
John Warner and his coworkers also prepared Boston butts for law enforcement agencies working on the holiday. John Warner and his coworkers also prepared Boston butts for law enforcement agencies working on the holiday.
Deputy Chief of Police Rob Rodriguez Deputy Chief of Police Rob Rodriguez
John Warner John Warner
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

Law enforcement will be out in full force Thursday night, looking for impaired drivers.

So. one South Georgia towing company wants to make sure folks in their community have a safe ride home from their New Year's Eve festivities. 

This is the third year Warner Recovery Agency has provided rides for impaired drivers on December 31. 

Owner John Warner said this is the least they can do to keep people in Moultrie and Colquitt county safe.

Deputy Chief of Police Rob Rodriguez with the Moultrie Police Department said, while many folks take the time to makes plans for the celebration, some fail to plan a safe way to return home. 

"We understand that, with the holidays, people are going to want to go out and have a good time," said Deputy Chief Rodriguez. "And although we ask them not to drink and drive, sometimes people will not necessarily subscribe to that."

That's where John Warner comes in.  

Every New Year's Eve for the past three years, he has offered free rides for people who are not capable of driving home. 

"If anybody has one to many, we'll go pick them up and we'll also pick their vehicle up and take them to their house and drop it off with them," said Warner. "It doesn't cost them a thing in the world but a phone call."

Warner said l they were able to help nearly 40 people last year.

He said it's a service many in the community have come to expect.

What's more, Warner wants to recognize the men and women on duty for the holiday. 

"Those guys, they work hard, and they deserve more than they get," he said. 

Warner and his friends have prepared Boston butts, baked beans, and potato salad to deliver to law enforcement agencies in Moultrie and Colquitt county.

"If one wrecker call saves a life, nothing can compare to that," said Warner.

Warner said they will offer rides to people in Colquitt county only.

If you plan on heading out tonight and need a ride home, you can call (229) 449-5632.

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