More than 20 underage drinkers were arrested Wednesday at bars along University Avenue.
That's after UF leaders announced that they are making progress in reducing underage drinking, but Gainesville Police Officers are still finding a lot of work to do.
Officers arrested 22 underage drinkers in just three hours at bars in the University Avenue area.
One arrest at the Grog House, eight at the Copper Monkey, seven at Gator City and six at Balls.
Uniformed officers walked into the bars and asked for ID from those they thought looked to young to be drinking.
"We have a number of details this month, so if you go out and drink in downtown, college park area across from UF, we're going to be there many nights of the week, not just on weekends, during the week too," says Lt. Ed Posey with GPD. "Go out and find underage drinkers."
During football games about 100 law enforcement officers will be out on the streets looking for underage drinkers who are still not getting the message.
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