The data is in. Over 100 people were arrested Florida/Georgia weekend in Jacksonville in 2015. According to WJXT:
According to the state Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and ABT made 103 arrests on Friday and Saturday in Jacksonville.
ABT said JSO arrested 18 people Friday and 30 people Saturday on charges of underage possession of alcohol.
ABT arrested 15 adults Friday and 29 adults Saturday on underage possession charges. One of those adults was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon after brass knuckles were found on the person.
On Friday, ABT also arrested one adult on a charge of supplying alcohol to an underage person and another adult on charges of underage possession and using another person’s driver’s license.
On game day, seven juveniles were charged with underage possession by ABT, one adult was charged with felony possession of a counterfeit driver’s license and one adult was arrested on charges of underage possession and resisting an officer without violence.
The name, “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” originated in the 1950s and was coined by Florida Times-Union sports editor Bill Kastelz, who said he saw a drunk fan offer a drink to a police officer outside its original Gator Bowl home.
About a decade ago, University of Florida and University of Georgia officials took a stand against some of the perceived alcohol abuse and dropped the nickname of the annual Florida / Georgia match-up as the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.” The City of Jacksonville embraced the nickname before officially dropping it in 1988.
Arrests were up in 2015.
If you have been arrested, give our lawyers a call. A few of them were actually at the game and are available to be in court, help you get your ticket or charge expunged or help those who have otherwise been injured or arrested. Eventually, many of those arrested students will graduate and will be looking for jobs. A criminal charge on your record may affect your chances of getting a job. Our number is easy to remember – 904-444-4444 or visit us at FloridaJustice.com.