OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KSWO) –If you plan on celebrating St. Patrick's Day with green beer or other colors of alcohol, there's a safe and free alternative when it comes to getting home.
Starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, until 4 a.m. Friday, March 18, AAA Oklahoma will offer callers, one passenger and their car a 15-mile tow home in Lawton, Ardmore, Shawnee, Muskogee, Enid, Tahlequah, Bartlesville and the Tulsa and Oklahoma City metros.
"Over the five-day St. Patrick's Day holiday period last year, the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office says 158 crashes involved alcohol or drugs," said Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma. "During all of 2014, such crashes killed 151 and injured 1,598 in the state. Every time we climb behind the wheel after drinking, we're rolling the dice."
You are encouraged to have a designated driver, call a cab, sleepover or use Tipsy Tow. Some area also have other services like Uber or Lyft that can be used.
Tipsy Two is free for AAA members and nonmembers. To make use of the free service, just call 1-800-222-4357 (AAA-HELP) and tell them you need a Tipsy Tow.
Tipsy Tow is not offered everywhere in the country. If you plan on going out of state for St Patrick's Day, check with the local AAA club to see if Tipsy Tow is offered at your destination.