Pembroke police were kept busy the night country star Luke Bryan played in neighboring Claxton.
At Monday’s City Council meeting, Pembroke Police Chief Stacy Strickland reported the agency made more than a dozen arrests and handed out nearly two dozen citations during “aggressive” traffic patrols from 5 p.m. Oct. 2 to 3 a.m. Oct. 3.
In all, Pembroke police arrested seven people for DUI, five for underage drinking and one on drug charges, according to information provided by PPD.
One unlicensed motorist was arrested and 22 were cited for traffic violations ranging from speeding and not wearing seat belts to possessing open containers of alcohol.
Pembroke police also returned a 13- and 14-year-old girl to their parents who reportedly didn’t know the girls were out.
In Strickland’s report to council, he noted the heavy traffic from Bryan’s tour “in previous years has led to extreme drinking and destruction of property.”
The report also said flexible scheduling meant the stepped-up patrols cost the city no extra money.
Read the full story on Oct. 19 in the Bryan County News.