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AAA Tipsy Tow
Today is St. Patrick’s Day and AAA wants party goers to celebrate and enjoy the day safely. Again this year AAA will offer its Tipsy Tow service free of charge to anybody who feels they’re too impaired to drive. You do not need to be a AAA Member to take advantage of this free service. AAA spokesperson John Moreno says, have fun on St. Patrick’s Day, but don’t press your luck. If you feel impaired, call AAA’s Tipsy Tow and make it home safely. According to California Highway Patrol crash data, during last year’s St. Patrick’s Day, three people were killed and nearly 60 others were injured on California’s roadways due to alcohol related collisions. That same day, CHP made 145 arrests statewide for driving under the influence. AAA estimates that a first-time misdemeanor DUI conviction in California can cost approximately $15,649 or more in fines, penalties, restitution, legal fees and increased insurance costs. AAA’s Tipsy Tow service will start at 6 p.m. tonight, and will run through 6 a.m. Saturday. Call 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357), and say you need a “Tipsy Tow. The service will provide a one-way ride for drivers and their vehicle to the driver’s home. If there are additional passengers who need a ride, they will be taken to the driver’s home as long as they can be transported safely in the tow truck. Tipsy Tow does not take reservations.