Law firm provides 'Safe Ride Home' for the Fourth

Christensen Law will now extend its life-saving "Safe Ride Home" program to people who over-celebrate Fourth of July by drinking too much alcohol.

"We have every reason to believe our 'Safe Ride Home' program has saved lives over the last few holidays," says Dave Christensen, founder of Christensen Law. "We've helped more than 300 people return home safely, and we want to continue offering that service to the community."

With an overall increase in traffic, the Michigan State Police see an uptick in accidents around Fourth of July, and are expected to increase drunk driving patrols in counties across the state.

Christensen Law wants to help people get home safely from their Fourth of July celebrationsand without being charged with driving under the influence (DUI). The cost of a driver's auto insurance can increase significantly if the driver has a DUI on his or her record.

"We want to decrease the number of people killed on Michigan roads each year," Christensen says. "The number rose 10 percent in 2015 compared with the previous year."

The National Safety Council recently reported that 982 people were killed on state roads in Michigan during 2015.

As a personal injury lawyer, Christensen has seen too many people suffer as a result of drunk driving. For years he has been involved with organizations such as the Washtenaw Council on Alcoholism, Spectrum Treatment and Prevention Services, and others that deal with alcohol/drug addiction. That's why he's offering special help.

How Safe Ride Home works:

If you've had too much to drink this Fourth of July, just call a cab or Uber to take you from the bar to your home. Pay for the ride that night and get a receipt. The next day, simply email a copy of your receipt along with a copy of your driver's license or State of Michigan ID card to to receive a reimbursement of up to $35.


- Offer is good from 1 p.m. on Monday, July 4, to 4 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5.

- You must be at least 21 years old.

- Maximum reimbursement is $35, good for a one-way ride to your home.

- Receipts must be received by Christensen Law by midnight, July 6, to be eligible for reimbursement.

- Ride must be within Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, and Washtenaw counties.

- Provider of ride must be a licensed taxi company or Uber.

- Email a copy of the official taxi company or Uber receipt along with a copy of your valid driver's license or State of Michigan ID card to or send those materials via U.S. Mail to Christensen Law Safe Ride Home, 25925 Telegraph Rd., Suite 200, Southfield, 48033.

Call Christensen Law at 248-213-4900 for more details.

Published: Thu, Jun 30, 2016