We’ve all been there.
Whatever your plans earlier in the night may have been, with pledges to only have a couple and be fine to drive home, suddenly you find yourself at a moment of slow, dawning realization that not only are you drunk, but you’re also supposed to drive home.
As anyone who has ever found themselves on the receiving end of a DUI arrest and the subsequent wallet-drain of lawyers and fees and so on can attest, drunk driving just isn’t worth it. And now a former bartender quietly operates an alternative, Get Home Safe, a South Shore word-of-mouth livery operation centered around the unfortunate scenarios heretofore described. For Powell, the genesis of the service stemmed from personal experience.
“I was previously a bartender,” he says, “and I would go out with friends for a party and one person couldn’t have fun. [But] once alcohol is involved, everything goes out the window.”
Here’s how it works: You call him 24 hours a day, seven nights a week when you’re in a boozy tight spot. He and his team of ex-cops, public school teachers, and a small force of vetted drivers charge you a flat fee of $249. Whether you’re in Revere and need to get to Southie, or spent the day drinking along Quincy’s beaches and realize driving home could be a disaster, it’s always the same rate. He discreetly picks you up, and his driver takes over his registered livery car, a black GMC Yukon SUV, while Powell jumps in your car and you ride shotgun. He then drives you to your place, parks for you, and slinks back off into the night.
Of course, you could always just call a friend willing to drive your ass home, or get a hotel if you’re far enough away that a taxi won’t cut it, so just consider this one of those numbers to keep in your phone when all else fails.
Or when you find yourself saying things like “Man, gin tastes so much better out of the bottle” way too early in the night.
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