Too much to drink? AAA offers free rides, towing on New Year’s

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ST. GEORGE — As part of an effort to encourage people who drink to refrain from driving this New Year’s Eve, Auto Club AAA is offering Utah motorists a safe way to get home by providing free rides and car towing.

The free “Tipsy Tow” service provides those who’ve guzzled down a few too many alcoholic beverages a ride home — within 10 miles from the person’s pickup point to their destination.

DUI Free Rides New Year's EveTo prevent drunk driving on New Year’s Eve, the service is offered statewide in Utah between 6 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday. The ride is free for both AAA members as well as non-AAA members.

Those who feel unsafe behind the wheel after drinking can call 800-222-4357 (AAA-Help) to get a free ride home for themselves, their car and one other person, according to the AAA website. Just tell the AAA operator, “I need a Tipsy Tow.”

The call desk will send a tow truck to your location and drive you, one additional passenger and your car home, one-way. The service will only drive motorists to their home, not another drinking establishment or destination.

Reservations for the tow service are not accepted; this is an as-needed offer.

Tipsy Tow was created by AAA to combat fatalities stemming from drinking and driving, according to its site, especially during the holiday season when statistics are higher for fatalities.

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1 Comment

  • Terry December 30, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Yeah, go ahead n drink that Legal Rot Gut Crap, but noooooo. Cannabis!!!!!!!!!!

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