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Police provide 201 safe rides
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DARLINGTON - Police provided 201 safe rides home for revelers at the two-day Darlington Canoe Festival earlier this month, according to a new release from Chief Jason King. The purpose of the rides, funded through outside grants, is to cut down on drunk driving crashes in a county where such tragedies happen more frequently than elsewhere in the state. "Lafayette County's alcohol-related traffic crash rate is much higher than the state average, injuring someone every 25 days and killing someone every 3.75 months," King said.