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.

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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.

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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.

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