APD releases results from spring break underage drinking operation

During the week of Spring Break, the Amarillo Police Department assigned officers to the Underage Drinking/Social Host Liability Operation. The goal was to discourage and prevent underage drinking and drunk driving in Amarillo.

Officers checked known locations for underage drinking and responded to dispatched calls. 15 juveniles were warned or cited for violating park curfews.
Nine minors were cited for possessing or consuming alcohol. Officers also cited four juveniles for possessing tobacco, and two for possessing drug paraphernalia.
Officers arrested four other people including one for unlawfully carrying a weapon and one for reckless driving.
"We will continue to discourage underage drinking and work to reduce the number of impaired driving crashes and fatalities.  Even though Spring Break is over, we encourage everyone to continue to make safe and sober decisions. Remember, if you host any event, you are liable for everyone who is drinking.
"A big thank you to all who chose to enjoy Spring Break responsibly. We applaud you for helping keep Amarillo a safe place for everyone," the APD said.