Hampton police introduce half taxi, half police car to prevent drunk driving

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HAMPTON, Va. – A new car has hit the roads to prevent drunk driving.

Police said they were getting a lot of questions about the car when it first hit the road.

The car is half a police car, half taxi cab.

The purpose of the car is to send a powerful message that drinking responsibility is vital to road safety.

On the car there are two prices, one on the police portion that says $8,100 and one on the taxi portion that says $15. The numbers are pointing out the difference in calling a cab while drunk and paying for a ride or paying for fines associated with a DUI.