The Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office urges consumers to plan a sober ride this Thanksgiving.
As millions of Americans get on the roads to travel home and spend the Thanksgiving holiday reconnecting with friends and loved ones, the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office is serving them 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.
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.
The Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office is urging the public to help spread the word, and to take precautions, so everyone can make it to the table this Thanksgiving by planning ahead.
Be sure to designate a sober driver before you’ve had your first drink; use public transportation, a taxi, ride share service, or call a friend!
If you see a drunk driver on the road, immediately contact the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office at (615) 792-2098.
Remember, whether riding or driving, always wear your seat belt.