Tow to Go helping keep drunk drivers off the road - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Tow to Go helping keep drunk drivers off the road

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Many people are cooking out, heading to see fireworks and having fun tonight. For those that need a safe and free way to get home after they have had too much to drink, there is a service called Tow to Go.

"There's all those other people out there," said Memphian Pat Goedecke. "Why take a little extra risk?"

AAA has teamed up with Anheuser-Busch to offer their annual To to Go program. If you or someone you know has had too much to drink, they can call, and in most cases, a tow truck will arrive to tow your car to a safe place.

"We're there as that safety net," said Matt Nasworthy of AAA. "Tow to go will come and pick you up and your vehicle free of charge."

Tow to Go is now available in Tennessee, Florida and Georgia.

Since the program started in 1998, the program has safely removed more than 24,000 impaired drivers from roads across the southeast.

The Fourth of July is one of the most dangerous times to be on the road. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, more than 500 people died in crashes over the 2013 Independence Day weekend. 39 percent of those fatalities involved at least one impaired driver.

"If you're out drinking and you can't drive home, you can call AAA," said Memphian Curey Dixon.

Drivers are excited for Tow to Go to help save lives.

"I think it's awesome because we totally want the Fourth of July to be as safe as possible," said Goedecke.

To take advantage of the free offer, call 855-286-9246.

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