Shuttle Earns Law Enforcement Praise

By Nao Braverman Frank Harwood goes out much more on weekends now that he doesn’t have to drive. Dutch VanHemert will pick him up near his house or even at his door if he leaves a tip. “What do you do in Ojai without a bus or a taxi?” asks Harwood. “If you have one or two drinks you’re a sitting duck for DUI.” On its eighth weekend today, Ojai’s designated driver service has been a success so far, according to its originators. Jump-started by Nigel Chisholm, owner of The Village Jester, and Dutch Detail’s VanHemert, local restaurants have pooled funds to hire VanHemert as a weekend shuttle service. In an effort to help community members enjoy a safe and legal night on the town,

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