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Spring Break Bust: Over 100 cases of beer seized during traffic stop

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ALABAMA — Sheriff’s officials in coastal Alabama say charges will likely be filed against four underage college students who were found with more than 100 cases of beer and liquor during a traffic stop.

Mobile County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Lori Myles says deputies found the alcohol during a stop Monday on I-10.

Authorities say more than 100 cases of Natural Light beer, boxed wine and bottles of vodka, whiskey and tequila were found in the trailer.

Myles says the four men are pledges at Louisiana State University.

Investigators say they were headed to Gulf Shores for spring break, and there is no evidence any of the spring break cargo was consumed during the trip.

“I think young people are more subceptive (sic) to do stupid things when they’re drunk,” Lt. Paul Birch told WPMI.

Authorities say the teens wouldn’t have been caught if it weren’t for an expired car tag. But officers admit, they wouldn’t have been able to stop the alcohol from reaching minors if there would have been someone 21 or older in the vehicle at the time of the stop.

“You would hope they act mature, but when you mix alcohol with it, that’s not always the case,” Birch said.

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