When you’re too buzzed, he’ll buzz you home

Carousing at a bar, if one is not quite careful, frequently carries with it the risk of a bleary-eyed walk back to one's car the next morning. Of course, more foolish types might even choose to do something stupid like get behind the wheel of their vehicle in an intoxicated state.

Scooted to safety: Buzzed Home founder David Clegg with one of the foldable scooters he uses to help intoxicated Ashevilleans get home, with their cars. Photo by Jonathan Welch

No more, if David Clegg has anything to say about it. The Asheville resident has founded Buzzed Home: For a fee, his business will drive your car back to your home for you.

"I got the idea after a Widespread Panic show in Charlotte," Clegg tells Xpress. "I saw this guy pull up on a scooter, take someone's keys and drive their car home. I thought, 'There really needs to be something like this in Asheville.'"

Now there is. Clegg started the new business in November, and "except for the snow storm, our business has been doubling every weekend."

So far, it's limited to about a four-mile radius around downtown Asheville ("We can't go on the interstate with the scooters," Clegg notes), and it costs, on average, $25. Right now, Buzzed Home only accepts cash. The scooters fold up, go into a bag and are placed in the customer's trunk while the Buzzed Home employee drives them back.

"We've even had people ask us to stop at a drive-through when they had the munchies," Clegg recalls with a laugh. "Really, I'm not in this for the money. That's not a huge part of what we're doing. This is a community service."

Buzzed Home can be reached at 242-2219. For more information, go to getbuzzedhome.com

SHARE

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

2 thoughts on “When you’re too buzzed, he’ll buzz you home

  1. Media Watcher

    Didn’t the Citizen-Times do this same story back in December?

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.