The best way to avoid a DUI arrest is to simply not drive after consuming alcohol. This New Year's holiday, AAA Arizona is offering a free towing service so that alcohol-related traffic accidents can be prevented.
The East Valley Tribune reports that the AAA service is called the Tipsy Tow, where a driver and one passenger can get a one-way ride and a free car tow to their desired destination as long as the destination is within 10 miles. After 10 miles, standard AAA towing rates will apply.
The best part is that people that call for a Tipsy Tow do not have to AAA members. Drivers can ask for this free service by calling 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357) between 6 p.m. on Friday December 31 and 6 a.m. on Saturday January 1.
Not only is driving under the influence on New Year's Eve dangerous, but it's also extremely risky due to the high number of cops that will patrolling the Valley this weekend. As of December 30, The Phoenix New Times reported that the state's Holiday DUI Task Force arrested 2,760 drivers for driving under the influence during the holiday season.
The state of Arizona has some of the toughest DUI penalties in the country, where even first-time DUI offenders are required to serve time in jail. DUI suspects should contact a Phoenix DUI attorney after an arrest to learn more information on fighting a DUI charge. More information about the state's DUI laws can be found through our Related Resources pages.
- Arizona DUI Law (FindLaw)
- Locate a Phoenix DUI Attorney (FindLaw)
- Arizona Supreme Court Ruling Makes it Easier to be Convicted of a DUI (FindLaw's KnowledgeBase)