AAA free Tipsy Tow service available New Year's Eve


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    To help drivers start 2019 safely and end 2018 responsibly, AAA Northern California is offering its Tipsy Tow service on New Year’s Eve. The service will start at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31 and runs through 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1.

    “AAA wants motorists to send off 2018 on a high note by ringing in the New Year safely,” Michael Blasky, spokesperson for AAA Northern California said. “We urge New Year’s Eve revelers to have a sober ride home lined up before the ball drops. If those plans fall through, AAA’s Tipsy Tow will not only provide a safe ride home for you and a passenger, but we’ll get your vehicle home safely, too.”

    Tipsy Tow provides a free ride home and vehicle tow of up to 10 miles for any driver, not just AAA Members. For mileage beyond this, motorists are charged a standard towing rate. To use the service, anyone who wants to ensure a safe ride home for an impaired motorist should call 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357) and state that they need a Tipsy Tow.

    Services will not be provided to motorists requesting a tow to another drinking establishment, repair facility or any other location other than their home or a hotel if the motorist is, or plans to become, a guest. Other services not covered include: Requests to start a vehicle, flat tire change, gas delivery, taxi service and requests to transport more than two people with the vehicle.

    AAA estimates that a first-time DUI conviction can cost a motorist more than $10,000 in fines, penalties, legal fees and increased insurance costs.

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