Tipsy Tow offers free rides for Thanksgiving Eve

One alcohol-impaired death occurs every 45 minutes across the country.

There is no excuse to drive under the influence of alcohol especially when AAA of Northwest Ohio is offering their free Tipsy Tow Service for the evening before Thanksgiving.

The Tipsy Tow service begins at 6 p.m. and goes through 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. While AAA encourages party goers to designate a driver if they plan to consume alcohol, the Tipsy Tow service is available to assist those who find themselves in an impaired situation and need to get them and their vehicles home safely.

To take advantage of Tipsy Tow, drivers need to call 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357) and tell the operator they need a Tipsy Tow. They must be able to provide their name, home address, phone number and vehicle location.

"Tipsy Tow is available to help northwest Ohioans celebrate Thanksgiving safely while helping fulfill AAAâ??s mission of making roads safer for everyone," said April Cochran, Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs for AAA Northwest Ohio.

Tipsy Tow provides a one-way ride for the driver 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 motorist is, or plans to become, a guest.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one alcohol-impaired death occurs every 45 minutes across the country, with alcohol impaired drivers contributing to one out of every three traffic deaths.

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