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Last updated 1:06PM ET
July 19, 2018
WOUB Local News
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Athens plan for Halloween lawbreakers
(WOUB) - With the annual Halloween celebration being held in Athens this weekend, law enforcement has geared up with a new plan for law breakers.

Over 120 people were arrested last year and police have what they think is a better approach this year.

If you get busted for something other than a minor infraction, you'll be taking a 12 mile trip to the regional jail in Nelsonville -- not just spending a little time in a holding facility at the Sheriff's Office.

Athens Police Chief Rick Mayer says this will make getting bailed out by your friends more complicated.

Mayor Ric Abel says the holding tank has problems and using the jail is a better option.

Along with police from surrounding areas coming to help, the State Fire Marshall is also sending two agents to Athens to check up on the bars.
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