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{MIDDAYS WITH JAZZY MCBEE} Spring Break In Miami 2019

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OFFICIALS ARE CRACKING DOWN

Miami Beach is adding dozens of additional officers this spring break season as the city is said to crack down on out of control spring breakers.

Commissioners held a meeting Tuesday specifically to discuss adding to its police presence following an increase in traffic and multiple brawls and other incidents that were caught on camera and posted on social media in Miami as students have traveled to the city for their spring break getaway. In addition to the increased officers, police will be more strictly enforcing some city ordinances concerning drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana in public spaces.

“These young people are very sophisticated,” Police Chief Daniel Oates said. “Even though we have had, we have, checkpoints on the beach, they find a way. And what will be different this weekend is that we will go in there.”

Officials said it has been hard to enforce open container laws when hundreds of people are on the beach drinking alcohol. Officers have shied away from making some open container arrests but enforcement is expected to be stricter moving forward.

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