Auto body shop continues tradition of offering free towing on New Year's Eve

An auto body shop in the Bronx continued their annual tradition offering free towing to people who have been need a ride home from new year's celebrations.

News 12 Staff

Jan 1, 2021, 2:55 AM

Updated 1,295 days ago

Share:

Auto body shop continues tradition of offering free towing on New Year's Eve 
An auto body shop in the Bronx continued their annual tradition offering free towing to people who have been need a ride home from new year's celebrations. 
Five J's Automotive says it would pick up people who had too much to drink and drop them off at any location they need safely.   
They say those interested can call 718-792-0300 anytime between 6 p.m. New Year's Eve and 6 a.m. New Year's Day.   
Despite the pandemic, they said they never considered not offering the free service this year.  
Five J's Automotive says drivers wore masks and they have masks in each tow truck for passengers who may not already have one.   
They say they usually give about a dozen free tows each New Year’s Eve and discourage people from making prank calls as the free service is important to keep people safe. 


More from News 12
1:54
Mayor Adams, state officials address global Microsoft outages

Mayor Adams, state officials address global Microsoft outages

1:38
Subways and buses across NYC still running amid worldwide outage

Subways and buses across NYC still running amid worldwide outage

1:35
Sunny, warm and humid conditions heading into the weekend for Brooklyn

Sunny, warm and humid conditions heading into the weekend for Brooklyn

2:10
Technology outage causes widespread flight disruptions at NYC airports

Technology outage causes widespread flight disruptions at NYC airports

3:31
Widespread technology outage disrupts flights, banks, media outlets and companies around the world

Widespread technology outage disrupts flights, banks, media outlets and companies around the world

5:00
Tech expert weighs in on Microsoft outage impacts across the globe

Tech expert weighs in on Microsoft outage impacts across the globe

1:52
Googling for Gold: Research finds New York searches for gold - a lot

Googling for Gold: Research finds New York searches for gold - a lot

1:40
NYPD, NYC Parks work together to combat illegal vending on Coney Island Boardwalk

NYPD, NYC Parks work together to combat illegal vending on Coney Island Boardwalk

1:40
New Bed-Stuy center brings healing to those impacted by violent crime

New Bed-Stuy center brings healing to those impacted by violent crime

2:09
Councilmember Zhuang speaks out following accusations of biting a police officer

Councilmember Zhuang speaks out following accusations of biting a police officer

13:51
'I’m not supposed to be here tonight.' Donald Trump recounts assassination attempt

'I’m not supposed to be here tonight.' Donald Trump recounts assassination attempt

1:22
National Weather Service says high rip current risk is in effect for NYC beaches

National Weather Service says high rip current risk is in effect for NYC beaches

2:00
Funeral service held for fallen NYPD recruit Edgar Ordonez

Funeral service held for fallen NYPD recruit Edgar Ordonez

0:29
Brooklyn DA: Man sentenced to 20 years for point-blank shots fired

Brooklyn DA: Man sentenced to 20 years for point-blank shots fired

1:33
NYPD data: Subway crime trending downwards citywide, but up in Brooklyn South

NYPD data: Subway crime trending downwards citywide, but up in Brooklyn South

1:49
Plans for new Tao Nightclub in Greenpoint met with community backlash

Plans for new Tao Nightclub in Greenpoint met with community backlash

0:37
Coney Island residents to vote on how new building developments will be funded, maintained

Coney Island residents to vote on how new building developments will be funded, maintained

2:10
Stretching matters over at StretchLab in Cobble Hill

Stretching matters over at StretchLab in Cobble Hill

0:26
Brooklyn pedicab driver pleads guilty for attempting to bribe a city inspector

Brooklyn pedicab driver pleads guilty for attempting to bribe a city inspector

2:07
NYPD: Councilwoman Susan Zhuang arrested, charged with felony assault at protest

NYPD: Councilwoman Susan Zhuang arrested, charged with felony assault at protest