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Officers Patrolled Hot Spots on Cinco de Mayo

By: Ilyssa Trussel
By: Ilyssa Trussel

The margaritas were mixing and the salsa was sizzling.

"It's delicious. This is a great place, cheap food, cheap beer, good times," said Mark
Lewandowski sipping on a Corona.

A perfect recipe for Cinco de Mayo.

"It's crazy. Usually we'll prepare for margarita. We have a couple buckets full, tonight we have like 10," said Karen Galbraith who works at El Tapatio on Monroe Street.

Falling on a Friday, Tallahassee police officers and alcohol and tobacco agents were making sure this fun fiesta was safe and legal.

"We're not out to get anyone. We're out there to ensure that everyone has a good time, everybody has a safe time, but everyone is responsible and obeying the law," said SGT David Ferrell.

With or without salt, Ferrell says officers are making sure partying and safety turn out to be just the right mix.

"If we go out there tonight and prevent one traffic fatality or one accident from occurring tonight, we've had a good night, we've won."


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