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AAA sponsors 'Tipsy Tow' in CTX for the holiday

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AAA reminds everyone to celebrate responsibly for the Fourth of July.

If you are planning on drinking, designate a driver to make sure you get home safely.

Other options for safe travels include the "Tipsy Tow Program" sponsored by AAA.

You call the agency even if you are not a member and a local tow company will tow your car for free.

Drivers, bartenders, restaurant managers, party hosts or passengers of a drinking driver may call 1-800-222-4357 or 1-800-AAA-HELP for a free tow home of up to 10 miles. Callers simply request a Tipsy Tow and will receive the free tow and ride home.

The program will begin at 6 p.m.  in the evening Tuesday and end at 6 a.m. on Wednesday.

There are stipulations for the program such as the distance of the tow and people that qualify for towing.

You do not have to be a AAA member to use the Tipsy Tow service however it is only for a one-way, one-time ride for a driver and tow for that driver's vehicle.  Please keep in mind the following situations do not qualify for a Tipsy Tow:

  •  A request to tow an inoperable vehicle.
  • A request to tow to another drinking establishment, repair facility or any other location other than the driver's home or hotel where they are a registered guest.
  • A request to start a vehicle, change a flat tire or deliver gas.
  • A request for a "taxi" service or to transport anyone other than the driver of the vehicle.

News Channel 25's Hunter Davis will have more information, including a local towing company participating in the program tonight at ten.

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