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December 21, 2016


Operation Tipsy Tow

Get a SAFE ride home

Between company Christmas parties, holiday gatherings and ringing in the New Year, December is filled with reasons to celebrate.  While most Alaskans and Montanans engage in the festivities responsibly, some merrymakers overindulge in cheer.  That’s why AAA MountainWest, MDT and our great providers are proud to offer Operation Tipsy Tow to revelers, both members and non-members, in the following MountainWest communities:

Phone: 1-800-AAA-HELP (800-222-4357)
Dates: December 14, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Get a FREE Ride Home – Open to ALL.


Anchorage, AK

Helena, MT (includes East Helena & Montana City)
Kalispell/Whitefish, MT   
Livingston, MT
Missoula, MT
Billings, MT
Bozeman, MT (includes Belgrade, MT)
Hamilton, MT
Polson, MT

“The holiday season can be a particularly dangerous time for Alaskans and Montanans because more people are out celebrating and some choose to drive impaired,” says AAA spokeswoman Anna O’Donnell.” AAA MountainWest hopes Operation Tipsy Tow encourages people to make the responsible choice not to get behind the wheel after drinking.”

Holiday revelers can call Operation Tipsy Tow at (800) AAA-HELP (222-4357) for a free and confidential ride home and vehicle tow of up to ten miles in Montana and twenty miles in Alaska.  The program begins Wednesday, December 14 at 11:00 am and runs through January 1 at 8 am. The service can be used as many times as needed by anyone.   

Additionally, AAA MountainWest encourages party hosts to consider providing tasty nonalcoholic drinks or ‘Mocktails’ for their guests so they can still enjoy a festive libation without worrying about how to get home later.

“Operation Tipsy Tow is growing every year in terms of the number of people who use the program,” says O’Donnell.  “We’re proud of that fact because it means more and more Alaskans and Montanans are making responsible choices while celebrating the holidays.  If the program takes even one would-be impaired driver off the road this year, Operation Tipsy Tow will be a success.”

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