Auto Club’s Tipsy Tow service gives New Year’s revelers a free ride home

drunk-car.jpgThe Automobile Club of Southern California is offering its free Tipsy Tow service to drinking drivers during the New Year’s holiday. The service is available from 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30 through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008. Tipsy Tow is available in the 13 Southern California counties served by the Auto Club.
Motorists, bartenders, restaurant managers, party hosts or passengers of a drinking driver may call (800) 400-4AAA for a free tow home of up to seven miles. Callers simply tell the Auto Club operators, “I need a Tipsy Tow,” to receive the free tow and ride home. A regular Auto Club-contracted emergency road service truck will be dispatched.
Callers need to keep in mind that the service excludes rides for passengers, is restricted to a one-way, one-time ride for the driver and the destination is limited to the driver’s residence. Reservations are not accepted. Drivers can expect to pay the rate charged by the tow truck contractor for rides farther than seven miles.
The Auto Club provides the Tipsy Tow service and free publications as part of its “You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.” public awareness campaign.

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