WALNUT CREEK, Calif. November 21, 2018 – To ensure drivers get home safely after Thanksgiving Eve festivities, AAA Northern California is offering its Tipsy Tow service on the highly celebrated night.

“The Wednesday before Thanksgiving has become a popular night for bars and restaurants,” said Michael Blasky, spokesman for AAA Northern California. “We urge Californians to celebrate responsibly this holiday season and encourage them to take advantage of this free AAA resource, if necessary.”

The service will be available in Northern California starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, and run through 6 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22.

To use the service, drivers, potential passengers, party hosts, bartenders, restaurant managers or anyone who wants to ensure a safe ride home for an intoxicated motorist should call 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357) during the service period and state that they need a Tipsy Tow.

Tipsy Tow provides a free ride home and vehicle tow of up to 10 miles for any driver, not just AAA Members. For mileage beyond this, motorists are charged a standard towing rate.

Services will not be provided to motorists requesting a tow to another drinking establishment, repair facility or any other location other than their home or a hotel if the motorist is, or plans to become, a guest. Other services not covered include: Requests to start a vehicle, flat tire change, gas delivery, taxi service and requests to transport more than two people with the vehicle.

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.

About AAA Northern California:
AAA has a proud history of serving Members for over 100 years. AAA is on a mission to create Members for life by unleashing the innovative spirit of 4,000 employees representing nearly 6 million Members across Northern California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. In addition to legendary roadside assistance, AAA offers home, auto and life insurance, and extraordinary travel services. According to Via Magazine’s Smart Guide, being a AAA Member can save you more than $1,200 a year. Learn more at AAA.com.