Blackout Wednesday Triggers Vigilance On Wyoming Roads
The day before Thanksgiving is beginning to become known as “Blackout Wednesday” in some parts of the country. With a higher alcohol consumption rate than St. Patrick’s Day or New Year’s Eve. Law enforcement doesn’t want it to take hold in Wyoming.
Blackout Wednesday, or "Black Wednesday," "Drinksgiving," or "Thanksgiving Eve" is a term for the night before Thanksgiving which is always a Thursday. It is associated with binge drinking since very few people work on Thanksgiving, and most university students are home to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with their families.
The name refers to "blacking out", memory loss due to excessive alcohol intoxication. In Chicago in particular, Blackout Wednesday is sometimes a more popular partying night than even New Year's Eve or Saint Patrick's Day. In some cities, it is the top drunk driving night of the year.[
K2 News says authorities will be cracking down on Blackout Wednesday and the whole week to keep everyone safe. With so many gatherings and parties going on, the availability of alcohol is high and people start thinking “Just one more drink.”
You have been warned. Drink if you like, just don’t drive.