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Lexington Police launch new program for roadside assistance

The next time your car breaks down, Lexington Police want to give you the VIP treatment.

Police have launched a new roadside assistance program for drivers in Lexington.

Volunteers will staff the VIP Vehicle Program.

Lexington Police say this will help officers focus their attention on emergency calls, instead of roadside assistance.

The volunteers say they can help with many different situations.

"I've helped out with a couple of people who have run out of gas. I've helped out a couple of people who have been ill or sick and needed to get other attention. So yeah, we've been pretty active already," volunteer Ward Ransdell said.

Police say all volunteers go through a training process first.

Right now, the program has two volunteers, but Lexington Police are looking for other people to help out.

If you're interested in volunteering, call the Lexington Police Traffic Section at 258-3666.

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