AAA offers Tow to Go program this weekend

Program hopes to keep intoxicated drivers off the road this weekend

Published On: May 26 2012 04:04:37 PM EDT

In an effort to keep the roadways safe this weekend AAA and Budweiser have teamed up to offer free towing to anyone who has had too much to drink.

“Each summer, Memorial Day call volume increases and we hope it is because people are making good choices and deciding not to get behind the wheel when they have had too much to drink,” AAA spokeswoman Joanna Newton said.“Ideally people will choose a designated driver before they go out to socialize, but if they don’t programs like these exist to give them another chance to make the right decision and hand over the keys.”

The “Tow to Go” program provides a free, confidential ride home from any restaurant or bar, and a tow for your vehicle. The program is open to both AAA members and non-members. Call 1-800-AAA-HELP to be directed.

The program began in 1998 and AAA says it has removed more than 18,000 drunk drivers from the road. Last year AAA received 3,000 calls for assistance.

AAA stresses the program is designed to be used as a last resort.