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Intoxication Arrests for Minors Decreasing in Iowa City

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa City police are arresting fewer minors for being drunk, according to statistics from the police department. The latest round of statistics for the month of June were released Wednesday, which showed just 12 such arrests during the month.

“I think people are getting the message, and we’re seeing smaller [downtown] crowds late at night,” said Sgt. Scott Gaarde of the Iowa City Police Department.

So far in 2014 police have charged just 90 minors for being drunk. Minors were charged for being intoxicated 1,093 times from 2011-2013. Over the last ten years Iowa City police have charged more than 3,400 minors for “intox-under legal age.”

“We’re increasingly less of a destination for under-aged drinkers,” said Mayor Matt Hayek.

Police are on pace to arrest a ten-year low for intoxicated minors.

“A lot of the efforts are paying off, and continue to do so,” Gaarde said.

Hayek said the biggest victory was the change to the downtown bar ordinance, which keeps minors out of bars after 10 p.m. The law went into effect in 2010 and has been held-up by voters during repeated repeal attempts by downtown bar owners.

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