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Lexington PD reminds community about road closures and sober driving for Saturday's Wine Walk

May 12, 2018

Lexington, SC (May 10, 2018) – Chief Terrence Green would like to notify the Town of Lexington community that a portion of South Church Street will be closed during the Lexington Wine Walk event which will be held at the Icehouse Amphitheater on the evening of Saturday, May 12, 2018.

 

The closure of South Church Street will begin at 5:00 p.m. and extend from Main Street to Maiden Lane.  South Church Street should be reopened by approximately 11:00 p.m.

 

Those planning to attend the Lexington Wine Walk should look for parking along Main Street, in public parking lots at the Town of Lexington Municipal Complex, County of Lexington Administration Building and the County of Lexington Courthouse.  Those who park in private parking lots risk being towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.

 

There will be alcoholic beverages served during Lexington Wine Walk and planning for a sober ride home is encouraged to be part of an attendee’s preparation in coming to this event.  The use of a designated driver, taxi or rideshare service such as Uber or Lyft, tow service or calling a sober friend or family member are all suggested alternatives to getting behind the wheel after consuming any alcohol.

 

Chief Terrence Green said “The Lexington Police Department takes impaired driving seriously and there is an expectation that everyone who comes to the Lexington Wine Walk should have a plan to get home safely at the end of the night.  Please don’t ruin a night out with friends by drinking and driving.  The risks are just too great.”

 

A traffic lane within the 100 block of South Church Street will be used to stage taxi, Uber, Lyft, and sober drivers for picking up attendees of Lexington Wine Walk.  Officers will be present at Main Street and Maiden Lane at South Church Street to assist.

 

 

 

Follow the Lexington Police Department Facebook and Twitter (@lexingtonpd) for updates during this event.    

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