Miami Beach spring break fans kept the party raging, despite a recently imposed curfew to try to quell the annual binge drinking rite.
Police officers along Ocean Drive began announcing the start of the curfew at 8 p.m. Thursday following the city’s crackdown on out-of-control partiers that has resulted in more than 1,000 arrests since February and the seizure of at least 102 guns, the Miami Herald reported.
But some revelers were still roaming parts of South Beach after curfew on the first Thursday since the new regulations went into effect, the newspaper reports.
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“We’re trying to have fun,” said Brad Kopp, 21, of Pittsburgh, who learned about the new rules a few days earlier.
“We had no other choice,” said Kopp’s friend, Owen Blank, 24. “The money was already spent.”
Other tourists continued walking along Ocean Drive when the curfew went into effect, according to the report. But a Miami Beach police spokesman told The Post early Friday that no arrests were reported, although he needed to check department records to confirm.
“We had much smaller crowds,” Officer Ernesto Rodríguez wrote in an email.
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The curfew, initially set for 72 hours, was extended last weekend in the South Beach entertainment district from Thursday through Sunday until April 12.
City manager Raúl Aguila said more than half of those arrested were from out of state, many of whom intended to “engage in lawlessness and an ‘anything goes’ party attitude.”
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But the party “continued” along Ocean Drive when several police officers told partiers about the upcoming curfew, the Herald reported, with a strong smell of marijuana in the air.
Destinee Anderson, 24, of Nashville said three officers in a golf cart interrupted her as she walked down Collins Avenue.
“It makes it seem like they’re tough and we don’t matter,” Anderson said.
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