Police issue 48 tickets, make 2 arrests in underage drinking enforcement around University of Michigan campus
An underage drinking detail around the University of Michigan campus Thursday resulted in a total of 48 citations and two arrests, according to the Washtenaw Couny Sheriff's Department.
The enforcement action was timed with the return of students to U-M for the fall semester.
Police issued 46 tickets for minor in possession of alcohol, two citations for open intoxicants and made two arrests - one on a warrant and one for resisting and obstructing, a news release said.
Officers from the Sheriff's Department, U-M Police Department and Saline Police Department participated. The effort was funded by federal traffic safety funds administrated by the state Office of Highway Safety Planning.
The enforcement will continue through Sept. 9.
Police say strong enforcement helps to reduce underage drinking by limiting access to alcohol, reducing the opportunities for youth to drink, and curbing impaired driving.