Free St. Patrick’s Day Lyft rides offered throughout D.C. to prevent drunk driving


Lyft is a ride-hailing service that competes with Uber. (photo courtesy of Lyft)

Free St. Patrick’s Day Lyft rides will be offered to deter impaired driving throughout the District beginning March 17.

Offered by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program, the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide program will be in operation beginning at 4 p.m. on March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) and continue until 4 a.m. on March 18 as a way to keep local roads safe from impaired drivers during this traditionally high-risk holiday.

During this 12-hour period, area residents ages 21 and older celebrating with alcohol may download Lyft to their phones, then enter a SoberRide code in the app’s “promo” section to receive their no cost (up to $15) safe transportation home. The St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide promo code will be posted at 2 p.m. on March 17 on