MANCHESTER, Ky. (AP) - Police in one eastern Kentucky town say they are seeing an upswing in the number of alcohol-related arrests among young people more than a year after sales of liquor become legal.
Law enforcement officials told WYMT-TV that the number of arrests for underage drinking has spiked in Manchester and Clay County over the last month. Police are patrolling the area more and are recommending that parents keep a closer watch on their children.
In addition to charging more teens and young adults, police say they have also cited a growing number of people with distributing alcohol to a minor.
Manchester residents voted in June 2011 to allow stores and restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages.
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