If you’re out and feeling like you have the luck of the Irish this Thursday, you may want to keep this option in mind in case those Irish spirits get the best of you.
AAA South Dakota is offering free tows over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday to keep drunk drivers off the streets. Tipsy Tow starts at noon, March 17, St. Patty’s Day, and runs until 6 a.m. March 18.
Callers simply dial (800) 222-4357 and tell the AAA dispatcher they need Tipsy Tow. The program is being provided as a community service in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Mitchell and Yankton. “We know people will be partying over St. Patty’s Day,” said Mark Madeja, spokesman for AAA South Dakota. “If they choose Tipsy Tow, they get home safely and so does their vehicle. And that’s an important aspect of Tipsy Tow – the only place we’ll take you is home.”
AAA will give the motorist and up to one more person – and their vehicle – a free ride home within a 15-mile radius of point of pickup. Tipsy Tow is open to AAA members and non-members alike.
“The list of holidays over which AAA offers Tipsy Tow in South Dakota has grown. It now includes Memorial Day, July Fourth, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Year’s, as well as St. Patrick’s Day,” said Madeja. “It’s not an inexpensive service to provide but it’s one we feel is worth it to help promote safety on the road.”