Tipsy Tow service offers free rides home in Oklahoma metro areas

A tow-truck driver for AAA Oklahoma who responds to Tipsy Tow calls in the Oklahoma City area said there's no reason for people to hesitate calling for a ride, especially one that could save a life or prevent a trip to jail.
BY VALLERY BROWN vbrown@opubco.com Modified: December 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm •  Published: December 29, 2012
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“We don't know until we are there if it's a Tipsy Tow, stalled vehicle or someone with keys locked in the car,” he said. “It's all anonymous.”

He said usually the rides are entertaining, and he has fun conversations with the people he tows home. He said no one should hesitate to call if they need a ride.

“It feels really good to be helping out this way,” he said. “I hope that people aren't hesitant to call.”

Pettitt said the busiest time for Tipsy Tow calls is between 1 and 4 a.m., around when bars are closing and holiday parties are ending.

“Everyone who calls just wants to get towed home, and they don't want to risk it,” he said. “Last year was definitely the highest call volume that I've ever seen.”

About Tipsy Tow

The free service runs until 2 a.m. Wednesday in metro Tulsa and Oklahoma City, as well as in Lawton, Shawnee, Enid, Bartlesville, Muskogee and Tahlequah.

AAA will send a tow truck to pick up the driver and one passenger, plus the vehicle, and provide a free ride home within 15 miles. The community service is open to AAA members and nonmembers.

Call (800) 222-4357 to request a Tipsy Tow.

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