New KPD cruiser warns of dangers of driving drunk
Knoxville Police has teamed up with the governor’s highway safety office for a new hybrid taxi-police car.
The goal is to educate people about the dangers of drunk driving. KPD says the average cost for a DUI is more than $18,000, compared to just $2 per mile to take a cab.
One officer says he hopes the car helps spread an important message.
“The best thing to do when an individual has been partaking of alcohol is to choose the taxi cab ride, which is a much safer ride than the police ride,” said Captain Bob Wooldridge.
KPD says they plan to have the car out every day. Last week it patrolled Cumberland Avenue during the UT football game.
Police say they’ve had great responses to the car.