© 2024 WFSU Public Media
WFSU News · Tallahassee · Panama City · Thomasville
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Too Much Holiday Partying? Free Rides, Towing Available In Leon Co.

Jessica Palombo

For people heading to holiday parties or bars, there are some free ways to make sure there’s a safe ride home. A local drink distributor is sponsoring cab rides and car towing this month.

Drunk driving deaths increase during the holidays. That’s why local Budweiser distributor Tri-Eagle Sales and Yellow Cab are offering free rides home from Leon County restaurants and bars, from 8 p.m until 3 a.m., until New Year’s Day.

Tri-Eagle’s Kristen Black said, all people have to do is ask the bar manager to call Yellow Cab.

“If someone makes a poor choice and has too much to drink, we don’t want them to make that second poor choice and get behind the wheel of a car and put, you know, our whole community at risk potentially,” she said.

And, from Dec. 21 until New Year’s Day, people can also get a free ride and their car towed for free from anywhere in Leon County through Tri-Eagle and AAA’s Tow to Go program.

Black said, more than 1,000 people in Leon County get rides from one of the two programs every year.

To get a free ride through Tow to Go, call 1-800-AAA-HELP 24 hours a day.

For more news updates, follow Jessica Palombo on Twitter at @Jessica_WFSU.