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Getting Home Safely on New Year's Eve

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DEWEY BEACH, Del.- So far in 2013 in Delaware, one-third of all traffic-related deaths have involved alcohol.

To help keep people safe on one of the biggest party nights of the year, New Year's Eve, Rob Harpel started Chase Car.

"We get you in your vehicle. One of us will get into your car and drive you and your vehicle back to your house, from the bar or whatever venue you're having your party at," Harpel said.

Being able to get home safely is a source of comfort for Chase Car customers.

"I think it's great," Tom Martin said. "It got us home safe, don't have to worry about any tickets or accidents."

For years Chase Car was a summer only service but the calls didn't stop when the temperatures dropped.

"My phone would blow up on New Year's Eve," Harpel said. "I'd be out having a good time, like any other person and my phone would literally vibrate off the bar top."

So he knew he needed to help year round.

"Everybody wants to make a difference and that's what it's all about to me, making a difference in the community," he said.

To set up a ride with Chase Car, call (302) 258-3464.

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