If you get in a bind, don't get behind the wheel

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  • By Geoff Janes
  • Robins Public Affairs

If you're going to drink, have a plan. Call a cab, stay the night or have a designated driver. It's just that easy.

But ... plans sometimes fall through, and when that happens, Airmen Against Drunk Driving will be there to help. AADD is a non-retribution program designed to decrease the number of drunk driving incidents. There is a whole group of motivated airmen who volunteer to pick up intoxicated individuals when plans fall through.

AADD is available Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. They will pick people up anywhere from Macon to Perry, and the service is free.

So, who can take advantage of the service? Military, civilian employees and contractors with a DOD identification card are eligible.

The cost of a DUI will run you roughly $6,000 to $10,000, jail, probation, a suspended driver's license and an elevated insurance bill. It could cost a lot more. It could cost you your life and the lives of others.

Did we mention AADD is free? Did we mention it's a no-retribution program? If you get in a bind, don't get behind the wheel. Call AADD at 478-222-0013. It's a phone call you won't regret.