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If You Plan to Drink, Call a Cab

Here's a list of local Bloomingdale-Riverview cab companies that plan to be out in force on New Year's Eve.

If you plan to party hearty this New Year's Eve, you might want to call ahead to reserve a cab.

Debbie Piascik, owner of Dream Limousine in Valrico, said most of their vehicles are already booked for the holiday. However, she's keeping one in reserve for party-goers with emergencies.

Residents who have had a bit too much to drink and can't drive themselves home can contact Dream Limousine at 813-662-7300.

Lino Fasulo, owner of Lino's Corporate Sedan in Valrico, said he's been booked up for weeks.

"We have a very loyal clientele who are very conscious about drinking and driving, so they've made plans well ahead of time," said Fasulo.

Residents who find themselves in a fix after drinking too much can still contact Anytime Taxi in Valrico at 813-662-7888.

Brandon Taxi on 82nd Street in Tampa also will be available for rides New Year's Eve. Residents can reach Brandon Taxi at 813-628-4000.

If you'd rather not leave your car behind, the AAA "Tow To Go" program will tow revelers home even if they aren’t enrolled.

The service, run by AAA Auto Club South in partnership with Budweiser, is a free — and confidential — service for members and nonmembers alike. Call: 1-800-222-4357 (AAA-HELP).

Since 1998, "Tow To Go" has removed 11,650 drunk drivers from the roads, according to the AAA website.

Other local cab companies available for pick-up New Year's Eve are: 

Best Way Dispatch in Dover, 813-684-4545

American Victory Cab in Tampa, 813-849-0333

Tampa Car Service in Tampa, 813-269-7775

A-1 Taxi in Tampa, 813-964-8000

Dial A Ride Cab Co. in Plant City, 813-752-5255

Ray's Luxury Taxi in Tampa, 813-379-9253

Yellow Cab of Tampa, 813-253-0121

Florida Taxi Inc. of Tampa, 727-896-5008

Executive Tax in Tampa, 813-229-8294

ABC Tax of Tampa, 813-872-8294

United Cab Co. of Tampa, 813-251-6494 

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