The holiday season officially starts next week, and with it comes the most dangerous time of the year for binge drinking, drunk driving, and alcohol-related fatalities.
According to a number of national organizations, these problems are expected to spike on Thanksgiving Eve, termed “Blackout Wednesday” or “Drinksgiving” in many cities.
There seems to be a substantial rise in binge drinking and DUIs on Thanksgiving Eve. The day beforeThanksgiving has become particularly high-risk for college students, and bars in some urban areas report seeing more business on that day than St. Patrick’s Day or New Year’s Eve. Alcohol Monitoring Systems reports that alcohol violations are as much as 37% higher on Blackout Wednesday, a larger jump than on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas.
If you or someone you know have been stopped, questioned, or arrested for driving under the influence, the first call you should make is to a qualified DUI defense attorney. We are available 24/7 on our on-call attorney line at 253-691-4453.