Tow Service Takes Cars Home, With Their Owners, To Avoid DWI

Posted on: 10:49 pm, December 31, 2013, by , updated on: 10:54pm, December 31, 2013

As the New Year’s Eve festivities in Northwest Arkansas began, law enforcement cracked down on impaired motorists. For those looking for a way to get home without driving while intoxicated, one local business took customers and their cars home.

Drinking and driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in Arkansas, especially on New Year’s Eve, according to local police.

“My best advice to people would be either have a designated driver or call a taxi if you have been out drinking alcohol,” said Cpl. Dan Montgomery with the Fayetteville Police Department.

Towing Plus offers people a ride home, with their vehicles in tow, at a price around $35.

“We are an alternative to a taxi,” said Towing Plus Truck Operator Kenny Brooks. “An alternative to a DWI. We are offering tows from out of town to your house for approximately $35, just depending on the severity of where you live.”

Brooks said the service alleviates headaches in the morning for customers.

“You get your car and yourself home, so in the morning, you don’t have to wake up and wonder where you left your car,” Brooks said. “You also do not have to worry about how you’re going to get back to you car.”

Two tow trucks were running on New Year’s Eve. Brooks said they will take people home to almost anywhere in Northwest Arkansas.

“I hope to see a lot more customers just tonight to take advantage of the opportunity to keep our roads safe,” Brooks said.

Michael Green drove to Northwest Arkansas just to attend the holiday events on the Fayetteville Square. He said he hopes drivers take the right safety precautions.

“Life is short and it’s meant to be enjoyed,” Green said. “It only takes one mistake and then you regret it every day. Just making that simple call for a taxi or something is the wise choice.”

For those who do get behind the wheel intoxicated, police will be waiting.

“Be careful,” Montgomery said. “Be vigilant. Be watching what the cars are doing and what the other people are doing. Be careful. We want everyone to get home safe and have a happy New Year.”