Dublin Down on Safety: AAA Offers St. Patrick’s Day Tipsy Tow

Traffic Safety

AAA is bringing motorists the luck of the Irish with an alternative ride home this St. Patrick’s Day, and that’s no blarney.

“St. Patrick’s Day is widely celebrated by drinking green beer and other spirits, so we urge revelers to include a safe ride home in their plans for the evening,” said Michelle Donati, spokesperson for AAA Arizona. “Should your luck run out, AAA’s Tipsy Tow will be there to help get you home safely.”

AAA’s Tipsy Tow service will start 6 p.m. Saturday, March 17 and run through 6 a.m. Sunday, March 18.

To take advantage of the service, drivers, passengers, party hosts, bartenders and/or restaurant managers should call 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357) and state that they need a Tipsy Tow. Drivers should be prepared to provide their name, home address, phone number, location and vehicle description.

Tipsy Tow provides a free ride home and vehicle tow of up to 10 miles. For mileage beyond this, motorists are charged a standard towing rate. The service does not include roadside assistance. You do not have to be a AAA member to use the service.

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.

AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers since it was founded more than 100 years ago.