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March 17, 2014

AAA offering ‘Tipsy Tow’ St. Patrick’s weekend

TAHLEQUAH — Don’t rely on the luck of the Irish to get home safely after St. Patrick’s Day partying.

“According to 2011 data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 34 percent of all traffic fatalities on St. Patrick’s Day that year involved alcohol,” said Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma.

“There are just too many alternatives to rolling the dice and climbing behind the wheel after drinking – call a cab, use a designated driver or call AAA for a free Tipsy Tow.”

For those who feel uneasy about driving after drinking, AAA Oklahoma will come get them and their vehicle and make sure both get home safely.

“St. Patrick’s Day is on a Monday this year so people may be inclined to celebrate throughout the holiday weekend,” said Mai.

 “They need to have a transportation plan in mind before taking that first drink.”

AAA’s Tipsy Tow service is offered for St. Patrick’s Day weekend, running from 6 p.m. Sunday, March 16, until 4 a.m. Tuesday, March 18.

The service will be available in metro Tulsa and Oklahoma City, and in Ardmore, Bartlesville, Enid, Lawton, Muskogee, Shawnee and Tahlequah.

To access AAA’s Tipsy Tow service, call (800) 222-4357 (AAA-HELP) and ask for Tipsy Tow.

The service is offered, no questions asked, to both AAA members and non-members alike.

AAA will give the driver, up to one more person, and the car a free ride home, within a 15-mile radius from the point of pick-up, anytime during the 34-hour period.

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Poll

Do you think "blue laws" related to Sunday alcohol sales in Oklahoma should be relaxed? Choose the option that most closely reflects your opinion.

Alcoholic drinks should be sold Sundays in restaurants and bars, and liquor stores should be open.
Alcoholic drinks should be sold Sundays in restaurants and bars only; liquor stores should stay closed.
Liquor stores should be open Sundays, but drinks should not be served anywhere on Sundays.
The law should remain as it is now; liquor stores should be closed, and drinks should be served on Sundays according to county option.
No alcohol should be sold or served publicly on Sundays.
Undecided.
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