Tow 2 Go ready to help on St. Patrick's Day

By Destiny McKeiver - Multi-media journalist, Keith Dunlap - Graham Media Group

SPRINGFIELD, Fla. - Sunday is expected to be filled with green beer and celebrations for St. Patrick's Day, but those in Springfield started their party Saturday night. 

Harlow Logsdon hung out with her dad and attended a block party.

"St. Patrick’s Day is a special day and he was like, 'Hey it’s a block party out' and we came earlier and then my shoe fell apart," she said, laughing.

To make sure people are getting home safe, AAA and Budweiser are teaming up for Tow 2 Go, which provides a ride home not just for those who are impaired and can't drive, but also for their cars.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest driving days on the nation’s roads. 

Between 2013 and 2017 on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, 234 people died in DUI crashes because someone decided to get behind the wheel impaired, the agency said.

"Unfortunately, many people will make the mistake of driving while impaired and a lot of that’s because people just don’t want to leave their vehicle behind at a bar," AAA spokesperson Mark Jenkins said.

But with Tow 2 Go, there’s no excuse.

"Everybody’s walking and there’s nobody out here driving," said Barney Spann, who also attended the Springfield block party. "That’s the key." 

You don’t have to be a AAA member to use the service, just call 855-2-TOW-2-GO.

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