Tempe police arrest nearly 200 for alcohol violations - East Valley Tribune: Tempe

Tempe police arrest nearly 200 for alcohol violations

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Posted: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 1:00 pm | Updated: 4:59 pm, Wed Sep 8, 2010.

Tempe police say their "Back to School" alcohol crackdown led to nearly 200 arrests.

Tempe PD and Arizona State University police targeted 13 apartment complexes near campus.

Police deployed uniformed and plain clothes officers at each complex specifically to conduct liquor enforcement on three consecutive Fridays and Saturdays beginning Aug. 20th and concluding Sept. 4th.

The six night campaign led to a total of 185 arrests, 163 of which were alcohol related.

Police departments say robberies, assaults and public disorder typically increase during this time of year and are often linked to alcohol abuse.

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