"Party Bus" Rolls Through Greenville

A "Party Patrol" of a different kind will be out on the streets of Greenville -- police on the lookout for alcohol related violations.

"Patrol Patrol" is a cooperative effort between Greenville police, ECU police, North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement and Pitt County Alcohol Beverage Control agents.

This past weekend the "Party Patrol" visited 58 different parties in the target area, which includes the downtown bars, the Tar River neighborhood and others around ECU. Police say they issued 31 ABC violations, 20 underage drinking violations and 36 other various traffic and other infractions.

Police say their efforts are a proactive approach to reducing of alcohol related violations, which could in turn reduce the likelihood of alcohol related assaults, alcohol overdose, DWI and alcohol related sexual assaults in Greenville.