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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Had One Too Many? Hero Towing to the Rescue - Plainfield, IL Patch

Had One Too Many? Hero Towing to the Rescue - Plainfield, IL Patch:

Owner Larry Chason started a service in which he gives rides to impaired drivers and tows their cars home for $35.
By Robyn Monaghan Email the author July 28, 2011 Print&nbps;2 Comments
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Larry Chason has heard that time heals all wounds.

“But I’ve found one time can’t heal,” said the owner of Plainfield’s Hero Towing and Rescue in Plainfield.

Chason lost his wife and 7-year-old son Johnathan nearly 20
years ago in a collision with a drunk driver. The wounds might not have healed, but Chason has found a tow truck therapy that soothes his grief.

When he opened his own company last year, Chason came up with the "Last Call Special." For $35, he’ll tow you and your car home from a party or bar.

The offer is good for revelers in Plainfield, Joliet, Crest Hill, Shorewood and Romeoville, and he’ll drive two people up to 10 miles from the scene of the party. For people in other towns who need a safe ride home, he charges about half the price of a regular tow, plus $5.

“It’s my way of helping to see that no other parent goes through what I had to go through,” he said.

He has several customers who call him “when they crack their
first beer,” Chason said. They let him know when to have the truck waiting for them at the curb.

The name “Hero Towing” stems from another of Chason’s
children. When his daughter Fantasia was about 4 years old, she starting asking questions.

"Where is daddy?" she wanted to know, and "why is he always gone?"

Her mother, Jonquil, told her daddy was a tow truck driver. He was rescuing people whose cars stopped working.

"So daddy is a superhero like Spiderman?" the girl asked.

"Yes,” Jonquil told her. “Daddy is a tow guy and all tow guys are superheroes."

To get a safe ride home, call 815-254-0143.

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