Cherry Hill Police Department cautions against drunk driving during “Blackout Wednesday”

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Celebrating Thanksgiving with drinks.
Celebrating Thanksgiving with drinks.

CHERRY HILL, NJ – While the day after Thanksgiving is referred to as Black Friday, the day before the big day is often referred to as “Blackout Wednesday” due to the consumption of alcohol during the holiday festivities.

The Chery Hill Police Department said Thanksgiving Eve is one the biggest drinking days of the year and are warning residents not to drive drunk.

“Thanksgiving Eve, also called “Blackout Wednesday” is one of the biggest drinking days of the year, and in some areas, is a bigger drinking day than St. Patrick’s Day and New Years Eve,” the department said. “On “Blackout Wednesday” in 2018, 45% of drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes were between the ages of 21 and 34.”

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CHPD recommends residents plan ahead and find a safe way home at the end of the night by designating a driver or using a rideshare service.