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ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY --

December 28, 1992

Towing companies offer partygoers free ride home

Annapolis-area towing companies are teaming up to help drivers who have one drink too many on New Year's Eve get home safely.

Lowry's Towing, Darden's Towing and Mason's Towing are among a dozen companies in the county participating in Tow Operators Working to Eliminate Drunken Driving, or TOWED. Those who party too heavily on New Year's Eve can get free rides home with their cars.

The statewide program is in its eighth year.

Bicyclist accused of drunken driving

A Churchton man was charged with driving a bicycle drunk after police stopped him on Route 256 early Tuesday.

Patrol officers stopped Jeffrey Eric Blunt of the 900 block of Franklin Manor Road at 1:37 p.m. as he rode his English racing bike down Muddy Creek Road, police said.

The bicycle was wobbling and jerking, they said.

The officers smelled alcohol, and Mr. Blunt was taken to Southern District to be charged, police said.

Burns Society plans Hogmanay celebration

The Robert Burns Society of Annapolis will hold its annual Hogmanay party -- a Scottish New Year's Eve celebration -- at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ruritan Hall in Davidsonville.

The event includes a buffet dinner and dancing to the Spa Creek Jazz Band. Tickets are $20 per person.

Information: 841-5103.

POLICE LOG

* Deale: A $5,000 sapphire ring was stolen from the bedroom of a home in the 5900 block of Rockhold Creek Road between March and December.

* Davidsonville: Jewelry and other property were stolen after a break-in at a home in the 800 block of Governor's Bridge Road Wednesday. Police do not know the value of the property.

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