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Make it to the Table: Don't Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve

As you get on the roads to travel and spend the Thanksgiving holiday reconnecting with friends and loved ones, the Mobile Police Department is serving 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. National statistics show from 2012 to 2016 more than 800 people died in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period (6:00 p.m. Wednesday to 5:59 a.m. Monday), making it the deadliest holiday on our roads.

Help spread the word and take precautions, so everyone can make it to the table this Thanksgiving. Plan ahead and designate a sober driver before the first drink. Use public transportation, a taxi, ride share service, or a sober ride program to get home safely.

If you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911 or 251-208-7211. Whether riding or driving, always wear your seat belt.

For inquiries contact MPD Public Affairs Office

Contact Phone #: 251-208-1918 Contact Email:

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