AAA “Tow to Go” provides safe rides home over Thanksgiving holiday

AAA will once again offer drinkers an opportunity to get home safely over the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend, through its Tow to Go program.

When called, AAA dispatches a tow truck to transport would-be impaired drivers and their vehicles to a safe location within a 10 mile radius.

Tow to Go goes into effect at 6 p.m. Wednesday, and continues through 6 a.m. Monday. While not available in all rural areas, Tow to Go is being offered in Alpena and other parts of northeast Michigan. To get a ride home and a tow, call 855-2-TOW-2-GO or 855-286-9246.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says crash data from the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, from 2016-2020, shows over 800 people nationwide died in crashes involving a drunk driver.

AAA has offered Tow to Go during major holidays for almost 25 years. During that time, the agency has removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from the road.