Dec 6, 2012 1:20 PM by Tonya LaCoste
Guy's Towing Service will begin giving free rides to people who've had too much to drink over the holiday season. "At Guy's Towing, we do not condone excessive drinking, however, sometimes people do over-indulge without intending to, and we want to offer an alternative for those who might consider driving after they drink," Jason Babin said. "Tow For Life" will run until after the New Year holiday. Once someone calls, a tow truck will be dispatched to their location in Lafayette, Broussard, or Baton Rouge and they will be given a free ride and a free tow home, no questions asked.
For a free ride, drivers' vehicles must be operable, they may not have already detained by the police and they must be going home and not to another party location.
Drivers should call 800-237-GUYS. "If this program ends up saving just one life, it will be worth all the effort. Too often we have to deal with the horrible results of
alcohol-related vehicle fatalities. We would much rather tow people home at no cost than make money from the injuries and deaths
caused by intoxicated drivers," Babin said.
Since the program's inception in 1986, Guy's Towing technicians have towed more than 1,000 drunk drivers. The program has earned the "President's Citation for Private Sector Initiatives."