SALT LAKE CITY — AAA is urging motorists to plan for a safe ride home before heading out to celebrate this Thanksgiving.
But if that plan falls through, AAA’s Tipsy Tow service will start at 6 p.m. Thursday and will run through 6 a.m. Friday. Drivers, passengers, party hosts, bartenders and/or restaurant managers should call 1-800-AAA-HELP and state that they need a Tipsy Tow. They should also provide the driver’s name, home address, phone number and vehicle/driver location.Comment on this story
Tipsy Tow provides a free 10-mile tow and ride home, even if you're not a AAA member. For mileage beyond the 10 miles, motorists are charged a standard towing rate. The service does not include roadside assistance.
More than 10,000 people were arrested last year in Utah for drunken driving, according to the state's annual report to the Utah Legislature. AAA estimates that a first-time DUI conviction can cost a motorist more than $10,000 in fines, penalties, legal fees and increased insurance costs.