WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ)
If you're going to be drinking outside of your home as you celebrate our nations birthday. It's important you find a safe and sober ride home. Sometimes those safe rides can be hard to come by during a night out with friends. AAA Texas is offering free rides home to keep those who plan to drink from getting behind the wheel.
If you're not sober you will get pulled over by city, county, or state police. So instead of causing an accident or risk getting arrested AAA Texas is offering a tipsy tow service to anyone impaired if they dial 1-800-222-4357 or 1-800-AAA-Help. The free ride home is available to anyone looking for a lift back to their pad if it's within 10 miles from the location they've been drinking at.
If your home is beyond 10 miles from your location you can still use the service. However, two drivers will be allowed to charge for excess mileage. AAA said that drivers using the service should not expect for the tow service to start their vehicle, change a tire, or bring them gas.
AAA Texas said the free service is available to all who wish to use it between 6:00 at night during the 4th of July and 6:00 in the morning Wednesday the 5th.
The goal is to help ensure that fewer arrests and accidents will occur during Independence Day. According to TxDoT records there have been 106 DWI arrests and seven deaths on the 4th of July in Wichita County from 2003-2016. So, if you've had too much to drink on the 4th keep those keys out of the ignition and call AAA Texas for a free tipsy tow. It could save you from getting arrested and even better it could help save a life.
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