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Thursday, December 1, 2022

AAA offering free transportation service for impaired drivers through November 28

AAA is offering a free transportation service for members and non-members, beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23 through 6 a.m. on Monday, November 28, in an effort to prevent injuries and deaths caused by impaired drivers.

Everyone is encouraged to celebrate safely during the Thanksgiving holiday by arranging transportation such as using a designated driver. To help ensure that everyone gets home safely, AAA’s Tow to Go program will provide a ride to impaired individuals that do not have an alternative way to get home.

Tow to Go operates on most major holidays and offers a free ride and vehicle tow. Over the past two decades, the program has kept over 25,000 impaired drivers off the road.

The free confidential ride is available to members of AAA as well as non-members, and a tow truck will take the vehicle and driver home or to a safe location within a ten-mile radius. In some instances, AAA may need to find other arrangements to help get an impaired individual to their home.

Appointments cannot be scheduled in advance, and the program might not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditions.

On its Facebook page, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office stated, “Some individuals like to partake in some adult beverages during the holidays. We need to make sure not only are you safe, but you don’t put other lives in danger if you are intoxicated. Make sure you have a designated driver.”

If any residents plan on consuming alcohol without a designated driver, MCSO encourages them to utilize AAA’s Tow to Go service.

To learn more about this service, visit the AAA Tow to Go website or call 1-855-286-9246.