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AAA will drive you home for free New Year's Eve

Published December 31, 2013 8:32 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Hurting someone or yourself because you drove drunk sounds like a pretty bad way to start the new year.

So don't — AAA Utah will take you and your car home for free, and you do not even have to be a AAA member. Starting at 6 p.m. New Year's Eve, anyone can call 800-222-4357 (AAA-HELP, if that is easier to remember) for a free tow home, as long as home is within 10 miles of where you are. Just tell the AAA operator that you "need a Tipsy Tow" and a truck will be on the way, according to a news release from the company.

If any passengers need a ride, they can hop in and go to the driver's home as well — as long as there is room for them in the tow truck, the release adds.

The service ends 6 a.m. New Year's Day. You cannot make a reservation.

AAA's offer might help keep a fatality-free streak going for the Utah Highway Patrol — no one has died in a crash on the highways the last two New Year's Eves.

mmcfall@sltrib.com

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