Spring break arrests on the rise, 220 since March 1st

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - We are now two weekends into the spring break season which means the crowds are picking up and so is the number of arrests.

After the first weekend of spring break, the Bay County Sheriff's Office and the Panama City Beach Police Department reported 76 arrests.

About half of those were for drinking alcohol on the sandy beaches.

Now, the two law enforcement agencies are reporting a total of 220 arrests. Fifty-eight for drinking on the beach.