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Is the night before Thanksgiving really a big drinking night?

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Beth Wheelock
November 25, 2008

Although some consider the night before Thanksgiving a big drinking night, Janesville Police don't increase their patrols as they do for New Year's Eve, the Fourth of July weekend, and Labor Day weekend.


Captain of Patrol Danny Davis says on Wednesday nights in November last year, police responded to an average of about 50 calls for service between 8pm and 2am. However, on the night before Thanksgiving last year, police only received 38 calls. Police averaged about 60 calls for service in that same time frame on Thursday nights in November 2007. Blame it on the tryptophan in the turkey, but Davis says on Thanksgiving night police received 37 calls.


The weather could be a factor. Wednesday night's forecast calls for mostly clear skies and lows in the 20s.


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