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Designated driver company to start service here

| Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010

A pair of Cleveland enterepreneurs want to pick you up when you can't, shouldn't or simply don't want to drive.

BeMyDD (for designated driver) is hiring 20 experienced drivers to be on call starting Monday to service the greater Pittsburgh area, said co-owner Arthur Simanovsky.

Customers can call ahead and reserve a driver to meet them somewhere and drive them home or elsewhere in their own car at a flat rate of $12.50 per hour. For $25 plus mileage charges, another service takes calls from customers who "had a little too much" and takes them home.

Simanovsky and partner Alexa Milkovich began the service in Cleveland in March, and expanded to Columbus and Cincinnati two weeks ago.

Customer calls -- to 877-U-BEMYDD -- ring to a location in Cleveland, which will dispatch a Pittsburgh-area driver starting Monday.

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