DeSantis Shuts Down Spring Break Mayhem

( – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is warning potential spring-breakers to respect the law while partying in the sunshine state during a press conference on March 5. With airlines anticipating heavy traffic into Florida over the month of March, DeSantis wanted to make sure law and order are respected and enforced across the state.

Flanked on both sides with dozens of representatives from law enforcement, DeSantis said he welcomed law-abiding students and revel-goers to the state and hoped they have “a good time.” But he warned that criminals would not be tolerated and anyone arrested and charged with crimes will “pay the price” for their misdeeds.

DeSantis added that he’s aware that “other jurisdictions” may not enforce the law, but promised they would in Florida.

He explained that additional police and state troopers are being distributed throughout the state with special emphasis on spring break hotspots like Daytona Beach and Miami. DeSantis added that additional troopers would be made available for other vacation destinations around the state.

DeSantis also said that law enforcement will be deploying drones, mobile command vehicles, and warned that Miami police will be using digital license plate reader technology which will alert them to the presence of stolen vehicles or people with outstanding warrants. He joked that those folks weren’t invited to spring break.

DeSantis thanked local leaders for their participation in helping make the season safe for everyone, tourists and residents alike.

Spring break has already begun with vacationers landing in Miami Beach. While travelers typically arrive throughout the month of March and early April, some vacationers are eager to escape the chilly weather of their home states.

Dieuedonne Reponn, from Minnesota, said he was there to escape the “really cold” weather back home in comments he gave to CBS News. Local resident Reek G called the early arrivals “the preheat” for the parties that are yet to come.

Last year spring breakers were involved in multiple incidents of violent criminal activity, with Miami being the epicenter.

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