Earlier this month Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens accepted an award on behalf of the City of Sheridan from the Governor's Council on Impaired Driving. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.
In July of 2012, members of the Sheridan County Liquor Dealers Association along with local law enforcement started the Tipsy Taxi program as a means to offer intoxicated individuals a free ride home. The program works by obtaining vouchers from bartenders at participating establishments that can be used to get home safe and sound.
During Monday night's Sheridan City Council meeting, Chief Adriaens presented the Governor's Saving Lives Award to the City Council and members of the liquor dealers association.
Adriaens said that since the programs inception, they've averaged anywhere from 150 to 200 rides a month.