Video: Nonprofits, University Offer Options to Reduce Drunk Driving

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Volunteers and student-supported services are working to make the late-night streets of Missoula safer.

According to experts, people often drive drunk because they are too impatient to wait for a cab or cannot afford another way home.

Services like UDash, a University of Montana bus that runs until 2:30 a.m. on weekends, and U Call Us, a donation-supported designated driver service, the excuses for impaired driving are growing thin.

Both are in business to get you home, even if you have no money in your pocket.