For Immediate Release
May 6, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
DEPUTIES WRITE MORE THAN 260 UNDERAGE ALCOHOL CITATIONS
High School students made up more than half the number of offenders cited for underage alcohol possession– with 166 citations.
Here’s a partial breakdown on the notices to appear:
LOUISIANA: 29 college students 54 high school students
ALABAMA: 22 college students 30 high school students
MISSISSIPPI: 17 college students 11 high school students
GEORGIA: 9 college students 12 high school students
LOCALS: 2 college students 7 high school students
Underage alcohol possession citations were also written to multiple students from the states of Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Indiana, Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Maryland, and New Jersey.
Sgt. Ted Pecot of the Sheriff’s Office Beach and Marine Unit says the goal was prevention – to make contact with underage Spring Breakers who were drinking and prevent them from getting intoxicated and causing other problems.
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