Saturday, April 3, 2010

Going on Spring Break and Getting Arrested; Should Have Stayed At Home.

Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Arrests 1,092 Underage Drinkers this Spring Break

March 30, 2010


TALLAHASSEE—Agents with the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco arrested 1,092 people for underage drinking during statewide spring break enforcement efforts. Vacationers flocked to Florida’s beaches during the month of March, and ABT agents patrolled spring break hot spots including, Panama City, Daytona, Melbourne, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Orlando, Jacksonville and Miami, to protect underage youth from the dangers of alcohol consumption. ABT agents arrested 39 for selling or giving alcoholic beverages to the underage, 50 for providing false identification to a law enforcement officer, and four for narcotics



“Considering the thousands of students who traveled to Florida during this three-week period, we increased efforts to stop underage drinking during this time. I am proud of our ABT agents who helped protect underage Floridians and visitors,” said Interim Secretary Charlie Liem.

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