Utah group offers free rides on Cinco de Mayo to prevent drunken driving

Posted at 4:33 PM, May 04, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY – If you’re planning to have a few drinks at a Cinco de Mayo, AAA wants to give you and your car a free ride home.

AAA’s Tipsy Tow program is open to everyone, not just AAA members, and between 6 p.m. May 5 and 6 a.m. May 6, people can call for a free tow home of a distance of up to 10 miles.

Drivers, potential passengers, hosts at parties, bartenders and restaurant employees can all call 800-222-4357, and they should tell the operator “I need a Tipsy Tow,” according to a press release from AAA.

The press release stated: “The service will provide a one-way ride for the driver and vehicle to the driver’s home. If there are additional passengers who need a ride, they will be taken to the driver’s home as long as there is sufficient room for them to be transported safely in the tow truck. You cannot make a reservation.”

Officials with AAA said they want people to have fun in a responsible way.

“Many people enjoy getting into the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, which tends to involve plenty of celebrating,” stated Rolayne Fairclough, spokesperson for AAA Utah, in the press release.“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.”