19 DUI Arrests in Operation Turkey Chase

Initiative designed to deter underage drinking on Black Wednesday

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    Officials in Montgomery County arrested 19 people for driving under the influence on Black Wednesday -- the night before Thanksgiving.

    Law enforcement officials said the drivers were arrested Wednesday evening during their Operation Turkey Chase. Officials stopped vehicles at two different checkpoints -- Wisconsin Avenue at Jones Bridge Road and Old Georgetown Road at Battery Lane -- to look for drunken drivers.

    Checkpoints Set Up for Black Wednesday

    [DC] Checkpoints Set Up for Black Wednesday
    The day before Thanksgiving is No. 1 for underage drinking.

    Officers also issued 138 traffic citations during the pre-Thanksgiving traffic stops.

    Black Wednesday is known as one of the busiest nights of the year for underage drinking. The Turkey Chase initiative was designed to deter underage drinking.

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