Police crack down on Frostburg binge drinking

April 13, 2010

Police crack down on

Frostburg binge drinking

Maryland State Police say they are joining local law enforcement in a springtime crackdown on binge drinking in Frostburg, home to Frostburg State University. Capt. James Pyles said the effort began Friday and will continue through the spring. Besides increased patrols and visibility, police say they are collecting and analyzing intelligence on house parties held by unrecognized fraternities that are little more than drinking clubs. The crackdown is part of Frostburg State's nationally recognized effort to change its party-school image. University officials say that since 1997, the share of students who reported binge drinking has dropped from 59 percent to 43 percent, and now matches the national average.

—Associated Press

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