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#InsideChelmsford: “Tow Drunk to Drive”

CHELMSFORD – Chief Colin Spence is pleased to report that the Chelmsford Police Department, the Chelmsford Police Athletic League and Christopher’s Towing are partnering to offer a free ride home with a free tow to anyone who has had too much to drink in Chelmsford this holiday season.

From now until Jan. 1, anyone who has had too much to drink at an establishment in Chelmsford can call Chelmsford Police at 978-256-2521, or Christopher’s Towing at 978-452-7433 to receive a free ride home and a complimentary tow to any location in the Merrimack Valley.

This is the eighth year that the program has been offered in an attempt to reduce impaired driving during the holiday season.

“Impaired driving doesn’t just endanger the impaired driver. It endangers everyone on our roads, including families that travel for the holidays,” said Chief Spence. “I am grateful to Christopher’s Towing and the Chelmsford Police Athletic League for once again partnering with us an effort to keep our roadways safe this holiday season. I encourage anyone who has had too much to drink to be responsible and take advantage of this service.”

No questions will be asked of those who take advantage of the service, which is available 24/7. Vehicles must be operable at the time they are towed to qualify for the service.

For each car that is towed as a result of this program, the Chelmsford Police Athletic League will donate $20 to a meaningful local cause.

Any local establishment that wants to put up a poster about the program should contact Officer Aiden Gillis at

To view a short video about the program, click here.

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