ENMU 'Safe Ride'

An area college is trying to cut down on drinking and driving...by offering free rides. 

Eastern New Mexico University now has a safe ride program run completely by students, twenty-four hours a day.

They will pick up any student and take them home safely in Portales for free.

The student body president tells NewsChannel 10 it was started after several ENMU students were killed in alcohol-related wrecks last semester.

Safe ride will also pick up students who feel they are in an unsafe situation. 

The number to call is 505-607-9995 or also 505-607-5999.