Dundee car recovery worker to run Christmas You Drink We Drive scheme again

Gary Rooney of Big Recovery

A scheme to prevent drink-driving in Dundee will return this Christmas.

Gary Rooney, who runs Big Recovery, has decided to make his You Drink We Drive initiative a permanent fixture in the city.

Revellers who have driven to their venue and then had a drink can contact the recovery firm, which will drive their car home free of charge.

Envelopes will be placed behind the bar at pubs, so people can place in their keys and their details.

However, Gary, who has lost people close to him through drink-driving, stressed the scheme is not a free taxi service.

He said: “It is not for people who want to save money on a taxi, it is for people who genuinely planned to drive, but then ended up having a drink.

“We can only drive vehicles home, not people.”

The scheme will run from Friday December 22 until Sunday January 7.

Although the service is free, there will be charity boxes so people can donate if they wish, with proceeds going to the RNLI and UK Civil Air Patrol Scotland.