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A study in 2008 found the D.C. area to be the strongest retail market in the country for alcohol. Something about stressful jobs. AAA Mid-Atlantic's John Townsend says alcohol is particularly deadly this time of year.

"The great risk with drinking and driving on Thanksgiving is you have your family in the car with you," he says.

Alcohol's not all though.

"One of the things you have to worry about is being drowsy behind the wheel because you've had too much to eat," Townsend says.

There's plain old crowded roads too. This year, more people are traveling than last year. They're traveling farther, and more of them are driving. It all combines to make Thanksgiving one of the most dangerous times of year for motorists.

Sabri Ben-Achour reports...

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