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AAA offers free towing and rides for those who are intoxicated this holiday weekend
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The number of DUI's makes Fourth of July one of the most deadliest holidays. That's why AAA offers their Tow-To-Go program. It protects motorists throughout the whole weekend, and it's free.

"It's going to start on July 4th at 6 a.m., and it's going to run through July 7th. So it's going to be the whole 4th of July Weekend." says Field Insurance Manager at AAA Rudy Garza.

You don't have to be a member. Triple A says they started this service to keep all drivers safe. Since 1998, they say they've help keep nearly 23,000 intoxicated drivers off the road.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations says 20 people died on Georgia's roads last year during Independence Day weekend.

"It's a small percentage but it's a percentage and one to me is too many," says owner of Ackerman Wrecking Service Glenn Smith.

Smith says he sees many deaths caused by drunken driving. That's why this weekend, his team will be out in full force.

"We will get to you. You just have to be patient" says Smith.

The average wait time for the service is thirty minutes to an hour. If you don't want to wait that long this holiday, Central Georgia has several taxi services to help you.

An app called Governor's Office of Highway Safety Directory gives you a list of several taxi services in the area. It will also give you a direct number to the service. Just tap that number and it dials immediately.


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