Most people assume that when they have a designated driver, they’ll have a safe ride home. Well, at Colorado State University, where the Associated Students run a designated driver program called RamRide, one of those designated drivers has been arrested for a DUI.
The Rocky Mountain Collegian has reported that campus police arrested the driver around 2 a.m. Friday morning. Only the driver and an additional volunteer were in the car at the time of the arrest. The driver faces charges of speeding, driving under the influence of liquor, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The driver is a student at Colorado State University.
The RamRide website says it provides “safe, non-judgmental rides for Colorado State University’s students with the goal of improving the safety of the Fort Collins community.” It is always best to plan ahead for a designated driver, but be sure your designated driver is being safe also. In Colorado, the driver faces a maximum punishment of one year in jail, a $1,000 fine, 96 hours of public service, among other penalties.