Breaking bad? Tourists get a rough start to the season with big bust, chilly weather (PHOTOS)

Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 03:52 PM.

"We haven't seen it as busy quite like in the past years," he said as his eyes darted around the boardwalk.

The pace picked up Monday evening at 5 p.m. as Walton County sheriff's deputies crashed a house party on Miami Street in Miramar Beach . Thirty-two men and women where taken to the jail for underage drinking. By 7:30 p.m., deputies were still removing cases of beer that were stacked on the back porch.

More than 200 breakers have been arrested so far in Walton County and officers will continue looking for "typical" nuisances such as underage drinking and people causing disturbances, said McMillian. In just the span of a couple of minutes, he stopped two girls to check their IDs.

"We'll be here 24/7 with extra manpower during the day," he said.


The arrests haven't slowed down yet according to Walton County Sheriff's Office:

Walton County deputies have been extremely busy over the past few days.  As Spring Break kicks into high gear, the numbers of calls and arrests have soared.  Starting on Friday and ending on Monday, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) Communications Center answered approximately 1494 calls for service.  Last year’s numbers for the same weekend: 1773. Of the calls answered this past weekend, there have been 178 Notices to Appear issued for underage drinking.  Although the number of calls for service is down from last year, the deputies are working hard to keep law and order on South Walton beaches.  Last night, over 30 individuals were arrested and booked into the Walton County Department of Corrections for underage drinking at an open house party.  Underage drinking wasn’t the only thing these visitors to Walton County were doing: they trashed the rental home at 110 Miami Street. 

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