Free rides home on July 4th

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POSTED: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 4:21pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 8:05am

If you have too much to drink this holiday, a free service promises to get you and your car home safely. 

AAA is offering the Tipsy Tow service on Wednesday night and all day Thursday, July 4. All you have to do is call AAA and they'll send a tow truck to where you are.  It will pick you up and take your car home with you.  This is a free service that's available even to non-members, but only for the first ten miles.  A fee is charged for anything more than ten miles. 

The service runs from 6 p.m. Wednesday until Midnight July 4th.  

"What we encourage people to do is use Tipsy Tow as a last resort," said Doug Shupe, spokesperson for AAA Texas.  "Certainly we want to make sure that this service is available should people need it.  However we strongly encourage people to make plans ahead of time.  If you plan to drink, plan not to drive." 

If you need the Tipsy Tow service, please call 800-AAA-HELP.

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