Free Towing for People Too Drunk to Drive

Dick's Towing and Star 24 Hour Towing will offer free tows and rides for people too drunk to drive this holiday season.

Posted: Nov 28, 2017 4:56 PM
Updated: Nov 28, 2017 5:10 PM

Medford, OR. -- From Thanksgiving to New Years, local tow companies are doing their part to keep the streets of Southern Oregon safe with a free ride and tow for anyone too drunk to drive.

Dick's Towing says it's better to wait an hour for them to pick you up, then drive home drunk and hurt yourself or others.

Nadine Gwilliam is the Office Manager at Dick's Towing. She says she doesn't have sympathy for people who choose to not use their service, then have their car impounded for drunk driving.

"Call before it happens. Don't come in here and feel sad the next day like we're going to feel sorry for you, because it's unnecessary," says Gwilliam.

Fleet Manager, Ronn Crews, says his team will give up their New Year’s Eve to make sure drivers are safe.

"We're a big family here, and we think of the community as our family. So, we want to make sure everyone gets home on time," says Crews.

He says they are willing to do it on their day off, because the issue is personal to them.

"Everyone that works in our company has been touched by that somewhere along the line," says Crew.

He also says there is a stigma surrounding people that use free services like theirs, "Not everyone can afford an Uber, not everyone can afford a cab. There's a lot of comments on social media about 'well if you can't afford this or that then you shouldn't be out drinking.' In social aspects maybe that's true, but this program is out there to help everybody. No matter where you're at."

Star 24 Hour Towing will also offer a similar service, called Red Ribbon.

Both companies say all you need to do is call and they will make sure you get home safe.

Dick's Towing: (541) 772-4040
Star 24 Hour Towing: (541) 772-3908

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