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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Christmas is a time for celebration and cheer, but for those who over-indulge on the eggnog, AAA has you covered to keep you and others safe.
In an effort to reduce drunk driving and accidents that can stem from it, AAA is offering rides for those who over-indulge during the holidays.
Starting on Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. and continuing through Monday, Jan. 3 at 6 a.m., AAA will be offering “Tow and Go” services, which will take an impaired person and their vehicle to destinations within a 10-mile radius.
The service is free of charge but you should always have a backup plan. If you know that you will be consuming alcoholic beverages, then try to plan ahead and designate a driver.
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In one-on-one interviews, Governor Ralph Northam and Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin weighed in on what improvements have been implemented so far and what needs to happen next.  Youngkin acknowledged making the system run smoothly won’t be easy, even under new leadership.
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Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include a statement from Delta Air Lines.
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