The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting extra patrols over the Thanksgiving holiday.
The sheriff’s office says the extra patrols will run from Wednesday through Sunday.
The sheriff’s office is reminding everyone to drive responsibly and designate a sober driver if consuming any intoxicating beverages.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the Wednesday before Thanksgiving was the busiest crash day for them over the course of the holiday weekend last year.
Law enforcement agencies are warning against drunk driving over the holiday, and especially on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, which is a popular bar night out.
Don’t let a pre-Thanksgiving party squash your holiday meal. 🦃 If you’ve been drinking, call a sober friend, taxi or ride share to get you home safely. #BuzzedDriving is drunk driving. pic.twitter.com/3RMiVtmkY2
— Ohio State Highway Patrol (@OSHP) November 24, 2021