Folly Beach bans alcohol on the shore

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (AP) — No more alcohol on the beach at Folly Beach.

The city council approved an emergency ordinance Tuesday to ban all alcohol on the beach through Labor Day.

Folly Beach was the only one in the Charleston area that had still allowed drinking on the beach.

The vote comes after a July 4th brawl. Five officers were hurt and seven people were arrested.

A number of residents complained about trash left in the area, as well as the fear of driving among drunken visitors.

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