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.