Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Free Tipsy Tows for the Overly Inebriated Tomorrow Night

Avoid this scenario | Photo by Alex E. Proimos via Flickr
Support your source for local news!
Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. The local news you read here every day is crafted for you, but right now, we need your help to keep it going. In these uncertain times, your support is even more important. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership. Thank you.

If you find yourself too drunk to drive tomorrow night (or any night, for this matter), just don't drive. Please. Luckily, tomorrow is New Year's Eve, which means a few things: a) lots of bad drunks on the roads b) lots of police on the roads c) the Automobile Club of Southern California is offering its annual tipsy tow service to everyone, not just members.

It's available from 6 p.m. New Year's Eve through 11:59 p.m. on New Year's Day. All you have to do is call 1-800-400-4AAA (4222) and tell an operator that you need a Tipsy Tow. What you'll get is a free ride home up to seven miles (beyond that, expect to pay a rate). You can't reserve the service, can't bring a friend with you and can only be dropped off at your home.

The Auto Club estimates a DUI conviction can cost people around $13,500 in fines, penalties, restitution, legal fees and increased insurance costs. It also can be deadly, either for you, someone else or both. 1,029 people in California died in 2008 because of DUI crashes.

Most Read