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Had Too Much To Drink? AAA Offers Safe Rides, Tows Over The Holidays

With the holiday season upon us, AAA is partnering with Bud Light to offer a safe ride home to intoxicated drivers through its Tow To Go Program. The company’s Spokeswoman Joanna Newton says Tow To Go is an important service that’s been around for more than fourteen years during the holidays.

“It’s in effect all the way through January 1st," said Newton. "So, at any point over the next few days, and you’re celebrating with family and friends and you’ve had too many drinks, we want to make sure that you don’t get behind the wheel and you don’t endanger anybody else.”

Tow-to-go offers rides home and will even tow cars for people who’ve had too many cups of holiday cheer. The service is free, and it’s provided in Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee.

Since it began in 1998, Newton says the Two- to Go Program has safely removed from than 20-thosuand intoxicated drivers from the road.

To get a ride or tow, call 855-2-TOW-2-GO or 855-286-9246.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.