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The Lakes at Castle Hills is this New Year’s Eve Designated Driver

Local country club does part to curb drunk driving

December 26, 2016 (Lewisville, TX) - While ride-hailing companies raise rates for New Year’s Eve, The Lakes at Castle Hills is offering a free alternative for partygoers to get home safely.  The Lakes, a private country club in the master-planned Castle Hills community in Lewisville, is offering a free ride home to any members and guests who attend the annual New Year’s event at the club.

The Lakes has hired a shuttle (an SUV with a professional driver) to take members and their invited guests home from the event. This will be the third year The Lakes has offered this complimentary service to its partygoers to ensure that members are not only ringing the New Year’s properly, but are also making it back home safely. In 2013, the state of Texas led the nation with 1,337 deaths caused by drunk driving.  And compared to the average weekend night, the 12-hour window between 6 p.m. on December 31 and 6 a.m. on January 1 tends to have approximately 71 percent more crashes where alcohol or drugs are listed as a contributing factor.

The six to eight person shuttle will make rounds from The Lakes clubhouse throughout the Castle Hills neighborhood as people need to go home. Members and guests are welcome to leave their cars in the parking lot overnight.

“All members have to do is simply give the driver their address and then everything will be taken care of,” said Ginger Frost, hospitality director of The Lakes at Castle Hills. “We want our guests to have fun celebrating the New Year and bring it in safely.” The club expects more than 100 people at the event and hopes to have at least 25 percent use the free service.

 

About The Lakes at Castle Hills

The Lakes at Castle Hills is a private, full-service country club featuring an 18-hole championship course, clubhouse with  casual and formal dining, treatment spa, men’s and women’s locker room, resort-style swimming pool, kids’ club, tennis center, and a fitness and wellness center.  A variety of membership options are currently available. For more information, visit www.thelakesatcastlehills.com.