Have a safe St. Paddy's Day; don't drink and drive

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by Javier Soto

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azfamily.com

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 17 at 8:26 PM

PHOENIX -- St. Paddy's Day and celebrating are nearly synonymous. However we want to make sure you party responsibly.

AAA of Arizona is offering a free Tipsy Tow service for anyone who has too much to drink.

"We offer this as a public service to keep the roadways safer during the various holidays," Michelle Donati said.

AAA will tow your vehicle, you and a guest home for up to 10 miles and you don't have to be a AAA member.

Another option to get to and from your party safely is the Valley Metro Light Rail. For $4 you can ride the Metro on a daily pass with no worries about driving.

According to the Arizona Governor's Highway Safety, 233 people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Friday and Saturday.That is up from last year. More than 80 people were taken into custody for extreme DUI.

Arizona has some of the toughest DUI laws in the country, which is just another reason to get a designated driver if you're going to be out celebrating St. Paddy's Day.

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