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Law firm hopes to save lives with Sober Rides Campaign
Sober Rides Campaign

Hilmar native Michael Silva understands the impact an injury can have on a family, and specifically, how drunk driving can ruin lives. It’s why he returned home after schooling to open his first Silva Injury Law, Inc. office in Turlock, and is now offering to pay transportation fees for those too drunk to drive this holiday season. 

Over the 4th of July weekend, Silva’s law firm is reimbursing community members for their Uber, Lyft and cab rides all in the name of keeping drunk drivers off the road and the holiday spirit alive.

Holiday weekends are some of the deadliest times on America’s roadways. In 2019, Fourth of July weekend was one of the deadliest for driving in the last decade, with 464 fatal accidents resulting in 517 deaths on the road. At least 36 people were killed in crashes on California roadways during the Fourth of July in 2020. The CHP made 1,317 arrests for DUI of alcohol or other drugs. 

Silva Injury Law, Inc. will reimburse the first 60 individuals who submit a copy of their receipt and photo identification within 10 days of the holiday weekend to the law firm, 2130 Geer Rd. Suite A, via mail. The ride must be in the Turlock area and taken between 5 p.m. July 1 and 10 p.m. July 4. Only those 21 and up qualify, and rides can cost no more than $25. 

For more information about Silva Law Injury Inc.’s Sober Rides Campaign, visit