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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. May 3, 2018. Before indulging in cervezas or tequila this Cinco de Mayo, AAA urges fiesta-goers to have a plan for getting home safely.

“We want everyone celebrating Cinco de Mayo to have a safe ride home lined up before they head out the door,” said Michael Blasky, spokesperson for AAA Northern California. “If that plan falls through, AAA will be there to get you home safely.”

AAA’s Tipsy Tow service will start 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5 and run through 6 a.m. Sunday, May 6.

To take advantage of the service, drivers, passengers, party hosts, bartenders and/or restaurant managers should call 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357) and state that they need a Tipsy Tow. Drivers should be prepared to provide their name, home address, phone number, location and vehicle description.

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Tipsy Tow provides a free ride home and vehicle tow of up to 10 miles. For mileage beyond this, motorists are charged a standard towing rate. The service does not include roadside assistance. You do not have to be a AAA member to use the service.

AAA estimates that a first-time DUI conviction can cost a motorist more than $10,000 in fines, penalties, legal fees and increased insurance costs.

AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers since it was founded more than 100 years ago. Visit AAA.com.