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NMB police to crackdown on underage drinking

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C (WMBF) The North Myrtle Beach police are cracking down on under age drinkers and on alcohol-related offenses on the Grand Strand.

According to NMB police, more than 100 people were in trouble with the law this past week. Now the NMB officials are putting a stop to it with new alcohol enforcement team, according to NMB Public Safety Officer David Kings.

The goal of the team is to educate teens and adults on the dangers of binge drinking and consequences.

"We're trying to go out into the public and educate these kids with the problems that arise with drinking, as well as the legalities of it, how it can be detrimental to their pocket as well as their financial aids and to their future," said Kings.

Even though the team encounters hundred of teens each night only a fraction are arrested.

Local bars are joining in on the effort too by training doormen and bartenders to spot fake ID's during senior week and only allowing people over the age of 21 inside a business after a certain time of the night.

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