Most people love to party but when alcohol is involved it can lead to people driving while impaired. That can lead to anything from a ticket, jail, lawyers, court, DUI classes, fines, higher insurance rates, loss of license and a cost that starts at about $10,000. If someone is hurt or killed things can go south fast.

It’s a lot simpler to avoid driving under the influence in the first place with a designated driver, a cab or Laramie County Liquor Association’s Safe Ride Program. Wyoming Safe Ride provides a free ride home to patrons who recognize that they cannot safely drive home after imbibing.

Since it’s beginning, Laramie County DUIs are down 33 percent, according to the local organizer. We don’t know the number of lives saved, but you can bet a few and significant damage avoided as well.

Bryan “Alf” Grzegorczyk, owner of Alf’s Pub, a member of the Laramie County Liquor Association has organized a fundraiser lunch of brisket, potato, salad, corn, and a roll, to support the program.

It will be at Jackson’s Sports Grill 1121 Old Town Lane, on Friday, June 10 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.. They also have a silent auction that will close at 2 p.m.

100% of the proceeds go to Wyoming Safe Ride.

If you would like to support, see you at Jackson’s on Friday. If you need a ride nights or weekends call TI Shuttle at 307- 778-4066 or Cowboy Shuttle at 307- 638-2468 for  safe ride home.