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Drink Responsibly This Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

They're calling today "Black Wednesday," and it's considered to be one of the busiest nights for drinking all year, writes the Tri-County Record.

That means DUI patrols will be out and about, scouring the streets for drunks behind the wheel.

As many of you head out this Wednesday to start your Thanksgiving feasts, think twice before hitting the road if you've had too much to drink.

What's too much? Too much is when your blood alcohol content is more than 0.08 percent.

That means different things to different people, since alcohol doesn't work the same way for everyone. If you're concerned, check out this online BAC calculator.

Tipsy drivers need to be very careful this Turkey Day weekend. There are many enforcement operations in place, including roving DUI patrols and sobriety checkpoints.

Here's a breakdown of some of them:

According to the Tri-County Record, Berks County will be conducting roving patrols and DUI checkpoints. These started last Friday and will run through Sunday (Nov. 25).

These checkpoints are part of the North Central Regional DUI Enforcement Program. The program also encompasses the counties of Northumberland, Schuulkill, Snyder, Union, Columbia, Montour, Monroe and Pike.

York and Lancaster counties have also announced DUI patrols and checkpoints running from tonight at 6 to Monday (Nov. 26) at 6 p.m. These efforts are the start of a larger campaign called "Operation Safe Holiday" which will also target aggressive drivers and those not wearing seat belts.

The Quakertown and Richland police departments are coming together to participate in DUI safety initiatives this weekend as well. They will have roving patrols out until midnight Sunday. There will also be DUI checkpoints in these areas.

The Thanksgiving weekend can be a fun-filled holiday weekend, full of feasting and shopping. Just don't ruin it by drinking and driving.

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