ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. — It's a service Virginia State Police have been offering for nearly three decades, but it will cease to exist in December.
The Motorist Assistance program is going away.
But, out drivers won't necessarily end up stranded.
Motorist Assistance cars cruise busy roads like Interstate 81 looking to help stranded motorists.
Even though state police are ending the program, VDOT will be picking up the slack.
For the last four years, Dennis Fisher has been in the driver's seat as a member of the Motorist Assistance team.
“It was something I was interested in doing, it's one of those things - you help the public,” Fisher said.
On any given day, Fisher's white Crown "Vic" is like a white stallion to the rescue of stranded drivers dealing with any number of issues.