Free towing service available for safe rides home on Thanksgiving

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A free towing service is available Thanksgiving evening through early Friday morning in the Bay Area to get people home safely if they have been drinking, AAA officials said.

AAA's Tipsy Tow service begins at 6 p.m. today and continues until 6 a.m. Friday and is available to anyone, regardless of membership, Michael Blasky, spokesman for AAA Northern California, said.

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"If you are planning on getting tipsy this Thanksgiving, be sure you have a plan to get home safe," Blasky said in a statement. "If that plan falls through, give AAA a call and we'll get you home safely."

Drivers, passengers, bartenders, restaurant managers and party hosts interested in getting or helping someone get home safely should call (800) 222-4357 and say they need a Tipsy Tow to arrange for a tow.

They should also provide the driver's name, home address, phone number and vehicle or driver location.

AAA will provide a free tow of up to 10 miles for a vehicle and a driver and one passenger, according to AAA officials.

AAA does not take reservations for the service and the service does not include roadside assistance.

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