AAA Northern California offers 'tipsy tow' for Halloween night

Oct 31, 2014 7:47 PM by News Staff

AAA Northern California is offering its 'tipsy tow' service for anyone out drinking Halloween night.

The service will start at 6 p.m. tonight and run until Saturday morning at 6 a.m.

Drivers, potential passengers, party hosts, bartenders and restaurant managers can call 800-222-4357 (AAA-HELP) for a free tow home of up to 10 miles. Just tell the AAA operator, "I need a Tipsy Tow," and a truck will be on its way.

According to 2012 statistics from the California Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 802 drunk-driving fatalities involving drivers with blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08. This represents 28% of all traffic deaths that year.

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


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