GULF SHORES, AL- City officials in Gulf Shores say banning alcohol on the beach was a good move.
“Our focus is safety,” says Mayor Robert Craft. “The main issue we saw was an unmanagable crowd with a lot of alcohol.
The city banned alcohol on the beach March 19th.
“We just ask everyone to be patient, it’s a 45-day period,” says Craft.
Alcohol related arrests are down since the ban went into effect. 219 alcohol related offenses were reported before the ban. Police have made 123 after the ban.
The ordinance makes the alcohol ban an annual ban during Spring Break.