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AAA Utah offering free 'tipsy tow' on St. Patrick's Day

Published March 14, 2014 10:50 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

To help keep drinkers out of the paddy wagon on St. Patrick's Day, AAA Utah is offering to take them and their car home for free.

It is offering its free "tipsy tow" program from 6 p.m. on Monday, St. Patrick's Day, until 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Anyone can call 1-800-AAA-HELP for a free tow home of up to 10 miles.

"Many people enjoy getting into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, which tends to involve plenty of celebrating," said Rolayne Fairclough, spokeswoman for AAA. "If you've been drinking alcohol, don't get behind the wheel. Give AAA a call and we'll make sure you get home safely."

AAA estimates that a first-time drunken driving conviction can cost up to $12,000 in fines, penalties, restitution, legal fees and added insurance expenses.

Lee Davidson