'Tow to Go' can be a lifesaver for St. Patrick's Day

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AAA and Budweiser reminds motorists to take steps ahead of time to avoid driving impaired behind the wheel. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2013-2017, a total of 234 lives were lost due to drunk-driving related crashes during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, making it one of the deadliest holidays in the United States.

“There is no such thing as a responsible drunk driver, said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA-The Auto Club Group. “Impaired driving fatalities can be prevented by planning ahead and choosing a sober ride home, such as a designated driver. Drivers who get behind the wheel while intoxicated risk both their life and the lives of other motorists on the road.”

Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from roads across the Southeast and Midwest. The service enables AAA and Budweiser to remind the public to plan ahead when celebrating with alcohol. The Tow to Go program is available Friday, March 15 through 6 a.m. on Monday, March 18.

Tow to Go Service Areas Phone Number

Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, North Dakota, Nebraska, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Indiana (Fort Wayne and South Bend only) (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246 Confidential local ride to a safe location within 10 miles. The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home. Free and available to AAA members and non-members. Based on the availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume. Tow to Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditions. If you are hosting a party, please do so responsibly. Check out the Great Pretenders Party Guide from the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation to learn more. Visit AAA.com/TowtoGo for dates and availability throughout 2019.