AAA Northern California is offering its free “tipsy tow” service to St. Patrick’s Day revelers who have been drinking alcohol and need a ride home, and their vehicles towed there as well.
The service is open to anyone; AAA membership is not required.
AAA will offer the service from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday throughout Northern California. AAA said motorists, party hosts, bartenders and restaurant managers can call (800) 222-4357 to request a free tow – of up to 10 miles – for drivers. The service will provide a one-way ride for the driver and vehicle to the driver’s home.
If additional passengers need a ride, they will be taken to the driver’s home as long as there is sufficient room in the tow truck. Advance reservations are not available.
AAA estimates that a first-time conviction for driving under the influence in California can cost $15,500 or more in fines, penalties, restitution, legal fees and increased insurance costs.
Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.