Putting a cork on spring break (GALLERY)

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Devon Ravine | Daily News
Published: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 09:10 AM.

When Stephen Hodges moved into his home on Miami Street nine years ago it was a quiet road just walking distance from the beach.

Now, Hodges has to prepare every March for drunken partiers traipsing through his yard at all hours.

“I haven’t slept since Saturday,” Hodges said. “They may be on a break, but I still have to go to work.”

Since Saturday, Walton County sheriff’s deputies have issued more than 200 citations for underage drinking and have busted two house parties, each with more than 100 spring breakers.

“What we told people from day one is that we’re going to be much, much more proactive this year,” Sheriff Mike Adkinson said. “We are actively going out and making contact with folks on the beach. This year we’re taking a zero tolerance philosophy.”

View a slideshow of spring breakers in Walton County. >>

Deputies arrested 32 people for underage drinking and having an open house party at 110 Miami St. on Monday. They also evicted 150 people from a beach house on Shipwatch Lane at the homeowner’s request.

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