Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-11-25 00:25:26 –
Las Vegas (KTNV) — The day before Thanksgiving has been informally referred to as “drink giving” for the past few years by people flocking to the bar before the stressful holiday season of travel and family gatherings.
For bar owners like Derekstone Burger in the Downtown Arts District, this day means a stable business.
“We always say it’s the busiest drinking day of the year,” he said, standing outside his two businesses, Davy and Rebar.
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According to Stoneberger, 2021 was a tough year as the coronavirus pandemic continued, discouraging people from getting drinks around them and welcoming a night that almost guaranteed profits.
“Things are very inconsistent these days,” he said. “I don’t know if you will be blamed or die, and it’s hard to staff. It’s hard to staff in this post COVID or this COVID world, so at least we know it will be. I’m busy. “
This day is also known as Blackout Wednesday, and its title increases caution against drunk drivers.
“Drivers with disabilities do not take holidays, they work twice on holidays and weekends,” said Andrew Bennett, a spokesman for the Nevada Police Department.
According to Bennett, Thanksgiving weekend is one of the top five most dangerous holidays for drunk driving, so more than 20 institutions are working together to strengthen drunk driving enforcement.
“Unfortunately, the power outage on Wednesday is what we’ve been dealing with in our state and across the country for the last few years,” he said.
Despite the fact that the former Nevada Highway Patrol has now changed the agency name to Nevada Police, Bennett said to * NHP or 911 if he suspected drunk driving, before hurting himself or others. He said he needed to dial.
Stoneberger said drinkers should think twice before squeezing the steering wheel.
“Uber, rideshare, that’s definitely the way to go,” he said.
The Road Safety Department is working with 26 organizations to offer a $ 10 discount on a single Lyft ride from Wednesday to Friday, helping people get home safely and cheaply.
According to Bennett, the code SAFETURKEY2021 enables discounts when calling a ride.