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VAN ALSTYNE, TX -- For many, Thanksgiving is a time to kick back, eat good food, and watch football.  But if the fun doesn't stop there, AAA and a local tow company want you to give them a call instead of driving drunk.

It's a service they've been providing for years, and it's there for your benefit. They say it's better to be safe than sorry.

We spoke with tow truck operators who work plenty of accidents, and now they want to prevent some from happening on this Thanksgiving holiday.

For the past four years, Adams Automotive and Towing in Van Alstyne has been offering its Holiday Haul. The company tells us they had 30 people take advantage of the free service last Christmas, and another 42 at New Year's.

If you've had too much to drink tonight or over the next few days, they say they will get you home safely.

"We offer a free tow up to 10 miles, the customer and the car, doesn't matter where you are at, we'll pick you up. Ten miles is free and we just want everybody to be safe," says tow truck operator Coby Wilson. "It makes me feel a lot better knowing that they're not out there putting my family and everyone else's family in danger."

The service will run through Saturday night at midnight. It is $3 per mile after the first 10. The number is (903) 482-5784 and it will be open to people in Grayson County.

In the Ardmore area, AAA is offering its free Tipsy Tow to members and non-members until 2 a.m. on Monday. The number is (800) AAA-HELP. There is a 15-mile limit and they will only take you home, not to another party.

AAA officials say up to 40 percent of crashes around the holidays involve alcohol, and they want people to be safe.