Why We Do It
On December 22nd, 2013 Brandon Patterson was driving his wife and two young daughters home from a Christmas party.
Their vehicle stalled on highway 59 near Kingwood. Brandon pulled over as far as possible, put on his flashers, and got out of his car and started to push it to a safer area just up the road.
As he did, a woman who had been drinking all day at bar slammed into back of his vehicle. The woman was so intoxicated that she didn’t even realize Brandon was present or had been injured.
Brandon suffered grave injuries, which could have ended his life. He ended up losing a leg because of the crash.
Prior to the accident, Brandon worked in construction and relied on his body to provide for his family. Because of one woman’s choice to drive after drinking, that ability, and the ability to do so many other things, was taken from him forever. Sadly, Brandon’s story is not unique or uncommon. Drunk driving auto accidents ruin lives every single day, and are especially common during holidays.
At Sutliff & Stout our mission is to help make the communities that we serve safer. Over the past two years we’ve paid for hundreds of taxi and ride-sharing rides in Houston and Austin. If we prevent even one accident, it’s money well spent.
How It Works
The program is simple. All you have to do is make the right choice to take a taxi or use a ride sharing service to get home if you’ve been drinking, pay for it up front, and we’ll reimburse you for it via PayPal.
Qualifying 2017 Holidays
|Holiday||Start Date / Time||End Date / Time|
|St. Patrick’s Day||Friday, March 17 / 5pm||Saturday, March 18 / 10am|
|Cinco de Mayo||Friday, May 5 / 5pm||Saturday, May 6 / 10am|
|Independence Day||Tuesday, July 4 / 5pm||Wednesday, July 5 / 10am|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 4 / 5pm||Tuesday, September 5 / 10am|
|Halloween||Tuesday, October 31 / 5pm||Wednesday, November 1 / 10am|
|Thanksgiving Eve & Day (NEW!)||Wednesday, November 22 / 5pm||Friday, November 24 / 10am|
|New Years Eve & Day||Sunday, December 31 / 5pm||Monday, January 1 2018 / 10am|
Here are the details:
- Rides must be in the Houston or Austin metro area.
- Rides must be taken between the start and end dates and times specified in the table below.
- You must be of legal drinking age to qualify (21 and over)
- Valid for one, one-way ride to a safe destination
- Limit one reimbursement per household
- Maximum value of $30.00 anywhere in the Houston or Austin metro area
- The maximum value includes a tip up to 10%. Anything above a 10% tip on the base fare will not be reimbursed.
- Participation in this promotion is limited to the first 1,000 submissions.
- Within 7 days of the end date, a Receipt, Photocopy of Valid Driver’s License, and PayPal associated email address must be sent to:
No DWI Free Holiday Rides
Sutliff & Stout, PLLC
550 Post Oak Blvd Suite 530
Houston, TX 77027