According to the Montana Department of Transportation, Montana has one of the highest DUI fatality rates in the nation. In fact, in 2017, a whopping 61% of all traffic fatalities were due to impaired drivers.

The Granite County Sheriff's Office is doing their part to reduce the DUI fatality rate in Montana by offering free, no questions asked, rides to impaired drivers.

The following was posted to the Granite County Sheriff's Office Facebook page:

The Granite County DUI Task Force now has an official Designated Driver, Dirk Sichveland, who is willing to drive people home within a 10 mile radius of Philipsburg, no questions asked. Contact Granite County Sheriff if a ride is needed: 406-859-3251.

There has been no word on whether law enforcement in other towns and cities across Montana will offer the same service.

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