STORRS, Conn. (AP) - A former University of Connecticut student is running a ride-booking business that caters to drunk college students who want to get to and from parties and bars on weekends.

STORRS, Conn. (AP) A former University of Connecticut student is running a ride-booking business that caters to drunk college students who want to get to and from parties and bars on weekends.

Twenty-two-year old Lance Graziano says he got the idea for Sober XPress LLC in 2012. That's when a woman flagged him down while he was driving near campus and asked if he could give her and a friend a ride back to their dorm.

The company accepts only passengers with UConn email addresses and asks up to $8 for one-way for rides within 5 miles of campus.

Graziano says his company is safer and more reliable than people offering "sober rides" on social media because the drivers are trained and their cars undergo safety inspections.

Graziano expects to roll out an app soon and has plans to expand the service to the universities of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.