Tipsy Tow again offering safe rides home for New Year’s holiday

Posted at 4:30 PM, Dec 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-28 18:55:55-05

HELENA – The automotive group AAA is once again providing a safe way to get home over the New Year’s holiday.

AAA Montana is offering its Tipsy Tow service on New Year’s Eve in several Montana cities.

“AAA wants motorists to send off 2018 on a high note by ringing in the New Year safely,” said AAA Montana spokeswoman Michelle Donati.

“We urge New Year’s Eve revelers to have a sober ride home lined up before the ball drops. If those plans fall through, AAA’s Tipsy Tow will not only provide a safe ride home for you and a passenger, but we’ll get your vehicle home safely, too,” Donati added.

Tipsy Tow provides a free ride home and vehicle tow of up to 10 miles for any driver, not just AAA Members. For mileage beyond this, motorists are charged a standard towing rate.

The service will be available between 6 p.m. on December 31 and 6 a.m. on January 1 in the following locations:

Helena (includes East Helena & Montana City)
Bozeman (includes Belgrade)

Anyone who wants to ensure a safe ride home for an impaired motorist should call 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357) and state that they need a Tipsy Tow.

AAA Montana notes that services will not be provided to motorists requesting a tow to another drinking establishment, repair facility or any other location other than their home or a hotel if the motorist is, or plans to become, a guest.

Other services not covered include requests to start a vehicle, flat tire change, gas delivery, taxi service and requests to transport more than two people with the vehicle.