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Thanksgiving ‘one of the deadliest’ times for drunk driving fatalities

A national advocacy group is urging people to exercise caution on what some partiers call “Blackout Wednesday.”

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is reminding everyone to plan ahead for a non-drinking driver to get them safely to their destination during Thanksgiving weekend and throughout the holiday season.

“The increase in holiday travelers combined with a surge in alcohol sales and people reconnecting with friends the night before Thanksgiving could also make it one of the deadliest,” MADD National President Helen Witty said in a news release.

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