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AAA offers 'Tipsy Tow' to New Year's Eve partygoers

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Many of us will be headed out tonight to ring in the new year.

But if you have a cocktail or two, you should avoid getting behind the wheel.

AAA is helping people celebrate safely tonight, with a service called 'Tipsy Tow.'

Anyone who goes out drinking tonight can call AAA to get a ride home for themselves and their car.

If you've had a little too much to drink, lost your designated driver, or even if you're buzzed  there's no reason to take the risk to yourself and others.

A small army of tow truck drivers will be out tonight, at your service, to make sure you get home safely.

Will Wendell with a-plus towing said even though he has to work, it's a fun night for him and his drivers.

"They're always very appreciative, as are most of our customers, any time, but on a 'Tipsy Tow,' even more so, because they're getting home safely. You can go out and have a good time, have a few drinks with your buddies or your friends and not have to worry about 'hey, am I going to get pulled over, is this going to cost me a DUI, a $6-700 dollar fine or some jail time. Everybody's home safely, everybody had a good time and that's what's fun about it," Wendell said.

AAA's 'Tipsy Tow' service is available for anyone who needs it, even if you're not a member. They will offer tows until 2 a.m. on January 2nd in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Mitchell and Yankton.

Just call 800-222-4357 to request a ride.

They will pick up you and your car and give you a free ride home within 15 miles from where they pick you up.

A spokeswoman for AAA said 35 percent of all traffic accidents involve drinking.

That number can go higher than 40 percent during the holidays.

If you plan on drinking tonight, AAA suggests using the 'Tipsy Tow' service, designating a driver or providing mock-cocktails for non-drinkers.

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