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AAA offering Tipsy Tow service for Thanksgiving

Posted at 12:59 PM, Nov 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-22 16:01:02-05

Did a few drinks on Thanksgiving night at a local bar sound like a good idea but now you need to get home? AAA wants you and your vehicle to home safely.

AAA’s Tipsy Tow service will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, and will run through 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24. Drivers, passengers, party hosts, bartenders and/or restaurant managers should:

  • Call 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357) between 6 p.m. Nov. 23 and 6 a.m. Nov. 24. 
  • State that they need a “Tipsy Tow.”
  • Provide the driver’s name, home address, phone number and vehicle/driver location.

Tipsy Tow provides a free 10-mile tow and ride home, even if you're not a AAA member. For mileage beyond this, motorists are charged a standard towing rate. The service does not include roadside assistance.

More than 300 people were killed last year in drunken driving traffic fatalities in Nevada, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation. 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.

Tipsy Tow is one of the many ways AAA gives back to our communities. For more information on AAA’s Tipsy Tow, visit AAA.com/TipsyTow.