The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office is teaming up with 13 police departments for roving DUI patrols this Thanksgiving. They will cover all 18 miles of Street Road Wednesday evening into Thursday morning in their search for impaired drivers.
While Thursday is known for the turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce, the night before has gained infamy. “Blackout Wednesday” has emerged as the heaviest drinking day of the year for America.
“This Thanksgiving I want to be thankful for one thing: that everyone celebrates safely,” said District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub. “Don’t drink or do drugs and drive. Get home alive.”
The patrols will last from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 3 a.m. Thursday. These officers will coordinate to catch anyone driving under the influence.
The Newtown Township Police Department is also advocating for safety on Twitter.
“We know tonight is a popular night to celebrate and catch up with family and friends. Enjoy your time together, but please do so responsibly. #CallaFriend #Uber #Lyft.”
Fourteen officers are detailed to the patrol from the participating departments, including the
- Bensalem Township Police Department,
- Dublin Borough Police Department,
- Lower Southampton Township Police Department,
- Middletown Township Police Department,
- New Britain Borough Police Department,
- Newtown Borough Police Department,
- Newtown Township Police Department,
- Penndel Borough Police Department,
- Richland Township Police Department,
- Upper Southampton Township Police Department,
- Warminster Township Police Department,
- Warrington Township Police Department and
- Warwick Township Police Department.