Tybee Island Considers Limiting Open Air Alcohol Consumption

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) – Tybee Island officials and a crowd control task force have discussed a recent recommendation to curb open-air alcohol consumption to regulate crowds, traffic and public safety.

The Savannah Morning News reports that Tybee’s public safety committee, city officials and the task force met Thursday to talk about how to improve safety at large-scale events.

Tybee Island is one of the last remaining coastal cities in the eastern U.S. that allows alcohol on its beaches. This year’s “Orange Crush” event ended with dozens of arrests and two shootings in public places, leaving city officials determined to get the problem under control.

The task force plans to discuss the issue more and research possible alcohol regulations before passing on a recommendation to the City Council.

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