The egg nog might not yet be flowing, but AAA is anticipating a spike in holiday-related drinking Thursday and is offering its “Tipsy Tow” service to assist impaired drivers.
AAA offers a free 10-mile tow home for non-teetotalers and their vehicles through the program, which is open to AAA members and non-members alike.
Passengers will be offered a ride home if there is room in the tow truck to safely transport them, according to AAA.
The service is available 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day until 6 a.m. Friday.
During that time, drivers, potential passengers, party hosts, bartenders and restaurant managers can call (800) 222-4357 (AAA-HELP) for a free tow home up to 10 miles.
Those requesting the service should tell the AAA operator, “I need a Tipsy Tow.”
AAA offers the service for select holidays and special events.
Tipsy Tows will also be available on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
Patricia Decker, Bay City News