AAA is helping to ensure that drunk drivers stay on the sidelines this Super Bowl weekend with its free “Tipsy Tow” service.
The automobile club will offer a free tow for those who drink too much on Sunday and find themselves without a safe way home.
"If your Super Bowl party plans include alcohol, then you should also plan ahead for a safe ride home," said Michael Blasky, spokesman for AAA Northern California. "But if those plans fall through, AAA can provide a 'Hail Mary' and tow your car home for free."
AAA’s Tipsy Tow service will start at 6 p.m. on Sunday and will run through 6 a.m. Monday, wherever AAA offers emergency roadside service. Drivers, passengers, party hosts, bartenders and/or restaurant managers should:
• Call 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357)
• State that they need a “Tipsy Tow.”
• Provide the driver’s name, home address, phone number and vehicle/driver location.
You don’t need to be a AAA Member to qualify for the ‘Tipsy Tow’ program. AAA will provide free 10 miles of towing for a driver, one passenger and their vehicle. Any additional miles are subject to a standard towing rate. Tipsy Tow does not take reservations.
The service does not include roadside assistance. AAA challenges drivers to pledge to drive drug- and alcohol-free. 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.