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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.

    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.

    Checkpoints Set Up for Black Wednesday

    [DC] Checkpoints Set Up for Black Wednesday
    The day before Thanksgiving is No. 1 for underage drinking.
    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011)

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