THE BRONX - The NYPD is joining with the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers and High Class Car Service in the hope of preventing drunken driving this holiday.

"Operation Red Nose" will attempt to decrease the amount of drinking and driving by sending two taxi drivers to drive any inebriated person and their car home safely.

Two drivers from High Class Car Service will be dispatched for customers. One driver will take the customer home in their own car. The second High Class Car Service driver will follow to return the other driver to headquarters.

The price is double the amount of the normal cab fare.

The program will run until Jan. 2 in all five boroughs and could become a permanent service if successful.