It’s time for our annual reminder that police will be out with extra enforcement looking for drunk drivers tonight on what is popularly known as “Blackout Wednesday.” The night before Thanksgiving is historically one of the most dangerous days on the roads for many reasons. For starters, there is a significant uptick in drivers on […]
Tonight is the night before Thanksgiving, but in some circles, Thanksgiving Eve goes by a different moniker – Blackout Wednesday. A lot of people are heading back to their hometowns for the holiday and will have some free time tonight before gorging on turkey tomorrow. Oftentimes they catch up with friends and family over drinks, […]
As we’ve highlighted on the blog in the past, Thanksgiving and the days that surround the holiday are some of the most dangerous days on Minnesota roads. There’s “Blackout Wednesday,” extra road traffic on Thanksgiving, and then there’s the potential for poor decisions regarding alcohol as many people have long weekends because of the holiday. […]
According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, there were 143 arrests for Driving While Intoxicated between midnight and 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving.
Despite our many warnings that police would be out in full force looking for drunk drivers, hundreds of Minnesotans were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol over the extended Thanksgiving weekend. Here’s what we know about the DUI arrests: Minnesota police made 137 arrests for driving under the influence on the Wednesday before […]