Thanksgiving Eve is by far the biggest night for bars in the area. This isn't a secret, especially to local police and the Minnesota State Patrol.

Be sure and listen to the conversation I had with Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol today, regarding the biggest drinking night of the year tomorrow. Click the video above.

If you and friends/family will be going out to your favorite central Minnesota bars tomorrow evening, please keep these things in mind, and save yourself from getting a D.W.I. the night before Thanksgiving...

  • Police will be everywhere. There will be heavily enforced patrol on the roads starting tomorrow through the rest of the holiday season.
  • Have a plan before you go out. Ask a family member to pick you up from the bar rather than thinking you're 'OK to drive'. Chances are that you're not.
  • Put a local cab company on speed dial. There will be tons of cabs available to give you a ride home.
  • Don't take your car out. If you're worried about getting your car home, leave it home and get a ride up to the bar. You have many options for getting home by a sober driver.

Nobody enjoys going to jail on a holiday weekend so don't chance it! Even worse, you could kill's not worth it. Have fun tomorrow night and please be safe.

See my story about "Going out on Thanksgiving Eve" here.