November 17, 2017
"Make It to the Table": Don't Drink and Drive
Hanover, VA – As millions of Americans get on the roads to travel home and spend the Thanksgiving holiday reconnecting with friends and loved ones, the Hanover County Sheriff's Office is serving them a reminder: "Make it to the Table: Don't Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve."
The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is a cultural phenomenon called "Thanksgiving Eve," an evening associated with drinking and a big night for bars. From 2012 to 2016, more than 800 people died in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period, making it the deadliest holiday on our roads.
The Hanover County Sheriff's Office and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will be running a blitz social media campaign, "Make it to the Table: Don't Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve." On November 22, the day before Thanksgiving, all of the Sheriff's Office social media channels will be exclusively sharing content on the importance of not drinking and driving, and planning ahead for a sober ride home.
If you see a drunk driver on the road, please contact the Hanover County Sheriff's Office immediately at 804-365-6140. And remember, whether riding or driving, always wear your seat belt.
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Sergeant James R. Cooper