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“Party patrol hands out 142 tickets
Ann Arbor Police issued more than 140 citations during the second weekend of a crackdown on drinking around the University of Michigan campus, a 40 percent increase over the same weekend last fall, authorities said.
The effort, called party patrol, includes 10 extra officers on weekend nights who focus on underage drinking and drinking in public.
A total of 72 tickets were issued Friday, including nine noise violations, 26 for underage drinking, 28 for open intoxicants, five for urinating in public, and four for miscellaneous offenses, Sgt. Craig Flocken said. Police also issued nine traffic citations and made two arrests – one for disorderly conduct.
On Saturday night, 70 tickets were handed out, including nine for noise violations, 26 for minors in possession of alcohol, 29 for open intoxicants, and six for miscellaneous violations, Flocken said. Police made five arrests – two for disorderly conduct, one for drunken driving, one on a felony warrant and one on a misdemeanor warrant.
During the Labor Day weekend – always the busiest party patrol weekend – police issued a total of 287 citations. The enforcement effort will continue through the fall football season.”
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