Small Town, Big Government
A guy got an idea to offer drunks free rides home from the bars -- especially useful since the town's taxi service won't pick people after 1 a.m., and the bars are still open.
Well, the demand grew, and the guy and his volunteer drivers started accepting donations -- and the city shut him down. He's a "taxi service".
Because they let the drunks they drive home give them money to cover the expenses.
This is akin to a clusterfuck the government made out of a charity in my area -- free van rides to medical appointments. You see, the van service accepts donations, and -- GASP! -- picks up people who live on the Cambria County side of Windber, Pennsylvania, not just the Somerset County side.
There's a certain kind of evil that just flocks to bureaucracy the way rats flock to a garbage heap.
It's bad enough that the bureaucrats in Pennsylvania are content to see sickly elderly people unable to get rides to the doctor. But now we have these jerks who'd rather see people wiped out in drunk driving crashes than have somebody accept a few bucks for riding a drunk home.