HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- In an effort to promote a fun and safe holiday, Morris, King and Hodge is offering people a ride home on New Year's Eve.
Starting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday until early in the morning New Year's Day, people who have been drinking can get home safely and get a tow for their vehicle for free.
To use this service, you can call and schedule your free taxi and tow ride by calling Barry's Towing at (256) 851-9778. Tell the dispatcher that you would like the Morris, King & Hodge Driver Safety Taxi & Tow Service. The rides are only permitted within the Huntsville metropolitan area and Barry's Towing will only take you home, not to another location.
Studies show that in 2019, Alabama had the 7th highest number of impaired driving deaths in the country. Barry's Towing owner Carmel O'Steen knows what it's like to lose a loved one. She's been raising her grandson since he was five years old.
"My son was only 27 years old and was with his wife," said O'Steen. "They both died in a car accident right here on Highway 53 in 2008. They had been drinking. She was driving. Both of them died instantly."
O'Steen doesn't want another family to experience a preventable tragedy. This is Morris, King and Hodge's sixth year sponsoring the service.