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New designated driver service gets you and your car home safely

CREATED Nov. 20, 2012

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BROOKFIELD - John Varebrook loves hanging out with his friends at Champps Americana Sports Bar & Grill in Brookfield.

"Sunday's a great day for football, and being in Milwaukee there are some drinks to be had," John exclaims.

Thanks to a new service called MYdriver, John can make one call, and know he'll get home safe.

"When you use MYdriver, you wake up the next day your car is in your garage, in your driveway, it's out front for you," John says.

Unlike a cab, with the MYdriver service, a person will drive your car home for you, while another person follows behind in a separate car.

Marcus Kuhnert is co-founder of MYdriver. He explains, "We have a lot of professional people who are learning about this, and realizing that this is very important to them."

The service is aimed at people like John, who live in outside of the city.

"It can one, be very difficult to get a cab to accept your request to go out to the suburbs," John says.

Drivers like Whitney Hendon say it's always entertaining, and it's safe fun.

"I get customers of all ages, of all drunkness levels, so it's always a good time just hearing how much fun they've had, and not having to worry about how they're getting home that night," Hendon says.

You can call or make a reservation online. Cost varies based on distance. All MYdriver drivers need to have clean driving records.