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Uber Debuts Breathalyzer Kiosk for St. Patrick's Day

It's a partnership between Uber and the City of Seattle

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Whether you're for or against the inextricable connection between St. Paddy's Day and alcohol consumption, the Irish holiday is undeniably a raucous celebration. And when plenty of glasses get raised, the risk of drunk driving increases.

If you don't want to be bothered with buses, car service Uber is hoping to provide an alternative to getting behind the wheel. In an effort to "to help prevent alcohol-impaired driving," Uber announced yesterday it has partnered with the City of Seattle and MADD to provide a breathalyzer kiosk at Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub tonight from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

"Had a couple green beers? Try our breathalyzer and we'll get you home free," Uber says on its website, offering a $15 credit for those who participate. The collaboration is the kickoff to a larger pilot program, "part of Seattle's Vision Zero initiative to end traffic collision-related deaths and serious injuries by 2030," GeekWire reports.

Below, see a preview of the kiosk that Kells posted to Facebook. The bar should also be debuting its new indoor beer garden today for added excitement.

Kells Irish Restaurant

1916 Post Alley, , WA 98101 (206) 728-1916 Visit Website

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