Spring breaker activity tame in Okaloosa compared to Walton

Published: Friday, March 15, 2013 at 03:47 PM.

When it comes to their own partying, the USA co-eds aren't too worried about getting in trouble.

"We're not the rowdy type," Dirardeau said. "We're not loud and obnoxious."

"We try not to act openly stupid," added freshman Grant Howell.

Another group of co-eds from Alabama — Auburn University to be exact — were also in the dark about Monday night's news.

"Wow, that would really put a damper on the party," said Jordan Holt, who was on break from Auburn University. "You never want the cops to come."

But they have been out in force in Walton County, which is closing in on almost 500 arrests. Okaloosa hasn't been nearly as busy on the law enforcement front. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office had not totaled the number of arrests as of press time Friday.

"So far, we have not had the significant type incidents similar to what Walton has experienced and for the most part it has been a typical spring break," said Michele Nicholson, public information officer for Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. "To this date we are however seeing crowds once again in the Villages at Crystal Beach with many students opting to rent beach houses." 

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