PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The night before Thanksgiving is a traditional party night, and that means police are out looking for drunk drivers.
But social media has forced officers to change their tactics.READ MORE: Masks No Longer Required For Vaccinated Staff, Visitors At Westmoreland Co. Courthouse
Sgt. Doug Ogden, from Moon Township Police, says as soon as they set up a DUI checkpoint, people begin warning others on Twitter and Facebook of the exact location.
As a result, police now have to pick up and move checkpoints rather than staying in one spot all night.READ MORE: Body Of 20-Year-Old Colt Snyder, Missing Armstrong Co. Man, Found In Allegheny River
Sgt. Ogden says moving them takes more time and costs more money.
Cathy Tress, from the PA DUI Association, says people who think they’re helping their friends by warning them of a checkpoint are misguided.
She says 22 people died in alcohol-related crashes last year in Pennsylvania during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.MORE NEWS: Local Police Departments Team Up To Enforce Pedestrian Traffic Laws