AAA, BACIC offer Turkey Day 'Tipsy Tow'

KINGMAN - AAA and the Beverage Alcohol Community Information Council are offering Tipsy Tow service on Thanksgiving Eve.

AAA and BACIC encourage the public to seek responsible routes home from bars, restaurants and parties.

To give drivers a safe and reliable option, the organizations are offering Tipsy Tow service beginning 6 p.m. today through 6 a.m. Thursday.

To take advantage of Tipsy Tow, drivers, passengers, bartenders and/or restaurant managers should call (800) 222-4357 during the service period, state that they need a "Tipsy Tow" and provide the driver's name, home address, phone number and location.

Tipsy Tow provides free one-way ride for the driver, one passenger and their vehicle, up to 10 miles. Motorists will not be towed to another drinking establishment or destination other than their home. A tow to a hotel may be allowed if the motorist is, or plans to become a guest. Tipsy Tow does not include AAA Roadside Assistance.

For trips longer than 10 miles, motorists will be charged the towing company's standard rate.

BACIC is a council comprised of organizations and trade groups from the hospitality industry, including restaurants, bars, lodging and tourism sectors.

The council seeks to promote community awareness and information about issues in our Arizona related to the beverage alcohol industry, to ensure responsible and lawful consumption of alcoholic beverages, and to recognize the role that hospitality establishments play in our tourism industry and economy.