Johnson City

Cab ride program huge success at Blue Plum

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - A program that offered free cab rides to inebriated festival-goers at the Blue Plum Festival in Johnson City was hugely successful.

Holston Distributing Company offered vouchers for discounted cab rides for anyone  who thought they were too drunk to drive.

Lt. Larry Williams said, ""We had several people come up to our command post and ask to call a cab for them. They weren't intoxicated but they'd been drinking and they were smart enough to go ahead get a cab to dome and there and pick them up."

Williams said that only one arrest was made downtown, and it was just after the festival ended.

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