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Tow to Go Service Being Offered for Memorial Day Weekend

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TAMPA, Fla. (May 23, 2013) – AAA and Bud Light will offer the Tow to Go program for Memorial Day weekend. The program is designed to help discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel. Anyone, AAA member or not, can call Tow to Go for a free ride, May 24-27.

"If you plan to celebrate this holiday weekend, we strongly suggest that you have a plan for a designated driver before you have your first drink," said Gerry Gutowski, Sr. Vice President, Automotive Services, The Auto Club Group.  

"The Tow to Go program is an effective way to promote the use of designated drivers and help prevent drunk driving," said Kathy Casso, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility for Anheuser-Busch. "We're pleased to partner with AAA and their roadside assistance drivers to help keep our roads safe."

Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 22,000 intoxicated drivers from the roads. The service is designed to be used as a last resort. It is offered based on availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume. The Auto Club Group has provided the Tow to Go service for more than 15 years because it allows AAA to protect the freedom and mobility of motorists on our roadways.

Tow to Go Services:

  • Confidential local ride within a 10-mile radius to a safe location 
  • Service is provided in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee
  • Free and available to both AAA members and non-members
  • The AAA service vehicle takes the driver and their car home  

Tow to Go Service Area(s)

Phone Number

FL, GA or West & Middle TN

(855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246

East TN: Knox, Blount, Sevier, Cocke, Jefferson, Grainger, Union, Roane and Loudon counties

(800) 234-1222

Anheuser-Busch Wholesalers have been a cosponsor of the program since its inception in 1998. Not only has the company provided funding for the service, it has also worked with local bars and restaurants throughout Florida, Georgia and Tennessee to help educate servers on the importance of not over serving their customers.

The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America.  ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 8.8 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois, Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana.  ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 53 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.

For nearly three decades, Anheuser-Busch and its nationwide network of 600 wholesalers have invested more than $930 million in national advertising campaigns and community-based programs to encourage responsible drinking and prevent underage drinking and drunk driving.  For more information on these efforts and the progress being made in fighting underage drinking and drunk driving, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.

The above was released Thursday by AAA.