Uber Is Finally in Knoxville!

Exciting news, all you potential drunk drivers—now you have another option besides waiting for a cab. UberX is hitting Knoxville as of TODAY, like right now. And it’s free all weekend!

Here’s the email the company sent out earlier:

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UberX not full-fledged Uber with the town cars and stuff. It’s a driver driving his or her own car—this makes it a lot cheaper than the town cars, but you also might be crammed into the back of someone’s (very clean) Prius. But is being crammed into a backseat a hell of a lot better than a DUI or a car wreck? Absolutely.

Of course, if you don’t have a smartphone and you don’t have a credit or debit card to link to Uber, you’re still limited to cabs. But between this and the rental bikes downtown, we have to say it’s a very good week for Knoxvillians who don’t have cars—or who are too drunk to drive them safely.