Getting Home Safely on New Year's Eve - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Getting Home Safely on New Year's Eve

Posted:
(Photo: WBOC) (Photo: WBOC)

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.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • One Killed, Another Injured in Millsboro Crash

    One Killed, Another Injured in Millsboro Crash

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:42 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:42:43 GMT
    Delaware State Police say one woman was killed and another woman was injured in a Tuesday night crash in Millsboro.More
    Delaware State Police say one woman was killed and another woman was injured in a Tuesday night crash in Millsboro.More
  • Two People Critically Injured in Sussex County Crash

    Two People Critically Injured in Sussex County Crash

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:24:31 GMT
    MILLSBORO, De - Delaware State Police say Bank Road in Millsboro is closed following a two-vehicle collision that occurred around 9 p.m. this evening. Police say two people were removed from the scene of the accident and are being treated for critical injuries. Troopers are still investigating this motor vehicle accident in Sussex County.More
    MILLSBORO, De - Delaware State Police say Bank Road in Millsboro is closed following a two-vehicle collision that occurred around 9 p.m. this evening. Police say two people were removed from the scene of the accident and are being treated for critical injuries. Troopers are still investigating this motor vehicle accident in Sussex County.More
  • Millsboro Man Arrested for Concealing Marijuana in His Mouth

    Millsboro Man Arrested for Concealing Marijuana in His Mouth

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:22:04 GMT
    BISHOPVILLE, Md. – The passenger in a car stopped for speeding was caught concealing marijuana in his mouth.More
    Authorities in Worcester County say a Millsboro, Del., man who was a passenger in a car stopped for speeding, was caught concealing marijuana in his mouth. More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service