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Too much to drink on St. Patrick’s Day? Get a free tow home

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Steve Marcus

Partiers dance outside Hennessey’s Tavern on Fremont Street during St. Patrick’s Day Sunday, March 17, 2013.

AAA is doing its part to keep inebriated motorists off the roads on St. Patrick’s Day, whether or not they are members of the automobile club.

The company is offering free tows and rides home on Monday to drivers who have had too much to drink to get behind the wheel.

The Tipsy Tow program will be in effect from 6 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day until 6 a.m. Tuesday. Anyone in need of a tow can call 800-222-4357.

A tow truck will pick up the driver, the car and any other passengers who will fit safely in the tow truck and take them to the driver’s home. The tow service is free up to 10 miles.

“Many people enjoy getting into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, which tends to involve plenty of celebrating,” Cynthia Harris, spokeswoman for AAA Nevada, said in a news release. “If you’ve been drinking alcohol, don’t get behind the wheel. Give AAA a call and we’ll make sure you get home safely.”

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