St. Patrick's Day: When You're Too Hammered to Drive, AAA Arizona Will "Tipsy Tow" You Home...For Free
Thursday is St. Patrick's Day, which means one thing: people are gonna get wasted. Stupid people are gonna get wasted and then try to drive home. Aside from potentially killing someone, cops are going to be everywhere looking for idiots driving drunk, so don't do it -- call AAA Arizona.
Not only will AAA Arizona get your drunk ass home, it will get your car there, too -- and for free.
AAA Arizona is offering free rides and tow services as part of what it's calling "Tipsy Tow," in honor of the Irish holiday.
"St. Patrick's Day is widely celebrated with parties and events that involve the consumption of alcohol," AAA Arizona spokeswoman Linda Gorman says. "However, the shenanigans have to stop when it comes to getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. Instead of pushing your luck, call AAA and let us get you home safely."
Starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, drunk people can call AAA Arizona and request a lift. The free rides will run until 6 a.m. the following morning, but there are some rules.
From AAA Arizona:
Tipsy Tow provides a one-way ride for the driver, one passenger, and their vehicle at no cost for up to 10 miles. Services will not be provided to motorists requesting a tow to another drinking establishment or to a destination other than their home. A tow to a hotel may be allowed if the motorists is, or plans to become, a guest.
As you can see, it's a pretty sweet deal. To request a lift all you need to do is call 1-800-222-4357, tell them you need a "Tipsy Tow," give them the driver's name, home address, phone number, and vehicle/driver location.
Just try not to puke in the tow truck.
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