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Tow companies team up to cut back on drunk driving

By KTVA CBS 11 News 5:11 PM December 13, 2013

Tipsy Tow, organized by AAA, provides free tows and rides to intoxicated Anchorage drivers from Dec. 13 through Jan. 2.

ANCHORAGE – Several local tow companies are partnering with AAA to provide a free service intended to decrease drunk driving over the holiday season.

Tipsy Tow is a nationwide program that provides a free ride home and vehicle tow to drivers who’ve had a drink or two too many at a Christmas party or holiday gathering. In Anchorage, the association partnered with Vulcan Towing and Greatland Towing to provide the service Dec. 13 through Jan. 2.

“The holiday season can be a particularly dangerous time for motorists because more people are out celebrating, and some choose to drive impaired,” said a statement from the automobile association. “AAA hopes Operation Tipsy Tow encourages people to make the responsible choice not to get behind the wheel after drinking.”

Drivers from Vulcan and Greatland will provide free tows of up to 10 miles as part of the program. Anchorage drivers looking to use the service can call (800) 222-4357.

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