Northwest Iowa — If you DO plan to party this St. Patrick’s Day weekend, you need to have a plan in place when it comes to NOT drinking and driving, by picking a designated driver, or taking advantage of a free service called Tow To Go.
Matt Nasworthy of Triple-A Iowa explains Triple-A’s Tow To Go program.
The service first went online in Iowa on Super Bowl weekend and it will be available during major holidays throughout the year.
Between 2011 and 2015, statistics show more than 250 people were killed nationwide on St. Patrick’s Day in crashes that involved alcohol.
The service is free if the tow home is within a ten-mile radius and it’s available statewide through Sunday morning. Since its inception in Florida in 1998, Nasworthy says Tow To Go has safely removed more than 24,000 impaired drivers from the roads.