Tipsy Taxi Austin in the media

Tipsy on the Dudley and Bob Morning Show

 January 8th, 2010

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Tipsy on Fox News December 31st, 2009

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APD’s No Refusal Weekend starts New Year’s Eve at 9 p.m.  If you refuse to submit a breath or blood test, officers will get a search warrant to test your blood.

“If you don’t want to be subjected to it, simple solution, don’t drink and drive,” states Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo.

Taxis are one way to get home safe, but there’s a new option to make a designated driver just a phone call away. A group of college students started Tipsy Taxi in October.  The designated driving service sends a team of two drivers out to pick you up.  Once person drives you home in your own vehicle and the other person follows behind in a Tipsy Taxi car to pick up the first driver.

Tipsy Taxi serves the Austin area and there’s even a free iPhone app that lets you request a ride with a touch of a button.

“They don’t want to risk leaving their car downtown or having to come back in the morning to pick it up so the advantage is you get home safe and your car gets home safe,” said Brooke Caplinger, Tipsy Taxi.

All you have to do is call 30 minutes in advance. Tipsy Taxi charges a five dollar pickup fee plus $2 dollars a mile. That’s cheaper than most cab rides adn a lot less than a DWI.

DPS Tropper Robbie Barrera says a first time DWI conviction could cost you up to $15,000.

So if you drink this New Year’s, make sure someone else is doing the driving.

Tipsy in the Austin Chronicle




Gay Place

DRUNK SQUIFFY BLITZED AND BLOTTO Oh, dear darling queer quaffers: The holidays hold much merriment in her bosom (stop the vom-vom, boys, you have bosoms too). The merriment flows in Champagne rivers, tequila streams, white wine oceans, and cocktail dreams. Please dear Gay Place readers, do not drown. And if you find yourself wet wet wet and too drenched to drive, please do not. Better yet, let’s make a plan, right now. A pledge, even. Let’s go ahead and plan that we are probably going to be boozed up, spliffed up, tootin’, and/or carousing. Let’s just go ahead and consider that our default. So what are our variables? Well, how you get there never seems to be an issue. What to drink is pretty much in the bag. Who you hit on is up to you. But! How you get home. Home. Safe and sound. That’s worthy of a plan. So put these numbers in your phone or tattoo them to your forearm, now: Sober Ride, 657-2999 (that’s the free-within-reason one); Yellow Cab, 452-9999 (not free but cheaper than a trip to the great beyond); Capital Metro’s Go Line, 474-1200 (if you are an early tippler); Tipsy Taxi, 848-4553 (or as we like to call them: Tispy Taski, the folks who, for a wee fee, will drive you home in your car). Happy New Year’s, queers!
December 18th, 2009

Featured designated drivers for the Austin Duathletes Annual Red Dress Pub Run


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