DUI-Related Crashes Spike On ’Blackout Wednesday’

 Wednesday, November 23, 2016


As everyone knows, the day after Thanksgiving Day is called “Black Friday.” It is the busiest retail shopping day of the year. But fewer people realize the day before Thanksgiving Day is dubbed “Blackout Wednesday” or “Drinksgiving” in some circles. Those are more than clever “buzz words.” Thanksgiving Eve is unofficially called one of the days of the year with the highest level for alcohol consumption or for binge drinking by college students home for the holiday. Yet the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is a particularly bad day for alcohol-related or drug-related fatal highway crashes, law enforcement officials across the nation and the Washington metro area confirm.