Spring Break is officially here on the Gulf Coast, and dozens have already ended up in the back of a police car on alcohol related offenses.
Gulf Shores Police Department says they’ve made dozens of alcohol related arrests so far, arresting as many as 23 people in just one night this week.
Orange Beach Police Department tells us they have also already seen several minor in possession arrests, with 31 arrests made in just one night.
They say they hope it will set an example for other spring breakers coming to the area throughout the season.
“We’re a sanctuary city for families, we do not tolerate bad behavior and we’re not going to put up with the MTV crowd here. We want families, we want multigenerational families to come here and see us, and we’re doing everything to make sure that environment is protected and they feel comfortable coming here during spring break,” said Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon.
“We’ve got extra patrols, we have beach patrol, and then the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is here pretty much for the duration just to assist nightly,” said Sgt. Jason Woodruff, with Gulf Shores Police.
The City of Gulf Shores has a seasonal alcohol ban on its beaches in effect now through April 28.
Gulf Shores Police is also opening a new police precinct on the beach, which is set to open in May.