Historically day before Thanksgiving busiest drinking night
The night before
Thanksgiving, or "Thanksgiving Eve", is considered the biggest
drinking night of the year by some officials.
It's a night where local
police try to up their visibility in the community. They place extra patrols
out on the road, in an attempt to prevent people from drinking and driving.
Lieutenant Phil Redford
with the Wheeling Police Department told 7News, unfortunately, it doesn't
always work that way.
night before Thanksgiving is one of our busiest nights. We had extra patrols
out monitoring the local bars as well as people traveling on the roadway," he
said. "Relatively it was a quiet evening, we had a few disorderly's that we
were dispatched to, as well as multiple traffic stops which resulted in several
According to Lieutenant
Redford, they had three DUI arrests, which, on such a busy night, is actually a