Thanksgiving Eve may be the biggest drinking night of the year.
The police know that too.
So if you are going to be drinking this Black Wednesday -- or the rest of this holiday weekend -- be safe and don't drink and drive.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says 17 people were killed in crashes last Thanksgiving weekend, and alcohol contributed to at least 30 percent of them.
"We all share the responsibility of contributing to a safe holiday on Ohio roadways by obeying all traffic laws and never driving impaired," said Col. John Born, Patrol superintendent. "As a member of the motoring public, you can help save lives by reporting unsafe and aggressive drivers to law enforcement."
Troopers recommend that motorists contact the Patrol by calling #677 to report drug activity or impaired drivers.
The Solon Police Department reminds drivers to make smart choices if they are going to be drinking:
- designate a driver
- call a cab
- stay at your home or a hotel
- call a friend or family member