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Miami Drunks Get a Free Ride for New Years

Tow-To-Go tries to keep boozers off the streets



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    MIAMI - DECEMBER 15: Trooper, David Casillas, (C) from the Florida Highway Patrol conducts a field sobriety test at a DUI checkpoint December 15, 2006 in Miami, Florida. The city of Miami, with the help of other police departments, will be conducting saturation patrols and setting up checkpoints during the holiday period looking to apprehend drivers for impaired driving and other traffic violations. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    In anticipation of the ultimate amateur night of drinking all year, one Miami group is trying to make the streets safer by giving drunks a free ride home this New Years.

    The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority is partnering with AAA and Budweiser to stop New Years tipplers from driving drunk through their Tow-To-Go program.

    Tow-To-Go will give anyone who calls a free ride home for themselves and their car, courtesy of a tow truck. All you have to do is call 1-800-AAA-HELP, and your night of revelry won't end tragically.

    The service starts tonight and runs through Saturday. Tow-To-Go has given nearly 10,000 safe rides home since its inception in 1998, according to the MDX.

    Tow-To-Go is available in Atlanta and Savannah, Ga., as well as Nashville.