19 DUI Arrests in Operation Turkey Chase

Initiative designed to deter underage drinking on Black Wednesday

Friday, Nov 25, 2011  |  Updated 3:07 PM EDT
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Checkpoints Set Up for 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.

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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