West Chester University, borough taking steps to crack whip on rowdies

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Not wishing to relive the car-flipping episode of last May, borough and university officials are looking to reduce alcohol-related crimes through education and law enforcement.

Last week, two men involved in the disturbance were sentenced to two years of probation and 200 hours of community service, and they must complete a drug and alcohol evaluation as part of their acceptance into an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program.

In all, eight men were arrested following the disturbance.

In May, borough police responded to a party in the 400 block of South Walnut Street. As the revelry spiraled out of control, police moved in at 1 p.m. to shut the party down, immediately scattering hundreds of party guests.

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