Local cities offering alternatives to get home safely on New Year's Eve

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Posted on December 31, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 9:41 AM

HAMPTON ROADS -- AAA of Tidewater will offer a way for partygoers to get themselves and their vehicles home safely after their New Year's Eve celebrations.

The Tow To Go program is a free tow home, for one person and their vehicle in the Cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, Yorktown and Williamsburg, VA.

AAA spokeswoman Georgeane Blumling reminds drivers, "You have to remember that when you drink the first thing to go isn't your coordination, it's your judgment."

Drivers should call (757) 631-1700, and say "I need a Tow To Go" to request service.

Click HERE for the full details on the program.

The Portsmouth Sheriff's Department is also offering free rides to those who have been drinking.

Portsmouth Sheriff Bill Watson says that one of the worst things for an officer is to notify families when their loved one has been killed by a drunk driver.  "It's our outlook that we want to get them before they get into a car."

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The Tow To Go program:
Free tow home, for one person and their vehicle in the Cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, Yorktown and Williamsburg, VA.
Call: (757) 631-1700 and say "I need a Tow To Go" to request service.

Portsmouth Sheriff's Deputies:
Pick up in city limits and drive you home if you live within a 10-mile radius of the city.
Hours:  10:30 p.m. Dec. 31 to 2:30 a.m. January 1, 2013
Call: 393-5030

Virginia Beach Municipal Parking Lots:
Decks located on  2nd, 4th, 19th and 25th streets are offering "Do Not Tow" stickers for anyone who needs to leave their cars behind.
Must call police or (757) 385-5000 to receive a sticker before 2:30 a.m.
Drivers can pick up their cars the next day between 8 a.m. and noon.

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