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Warning from police on Thanksgiving Eve: Drive drunk, spend the holiday in jail

The Nassau and Suffolk Police departments issued warnings ahead of the holiday weekend, urging revelers not to drink and drive.

Kevin Vesey

Nov 23, 2023, 3:18 AM

Updated 211 days ago

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It’s the most popular drinking night of the year.
But if the bars are busy on Thanksgiving Eve, police will be busy, as well.
The Nassau and Suffolk Police departments issued warnings ahead of the holiday weekend, urging revelers not to drink and drive.
According to state police, DWI arrests the week of Thanksgiving were up 16% from 2021 to 2022.


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