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Hundreds Fight in Athens, Georgia Club

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Athens, GA (AP) - It took more than a dozen officers to break
up fights and disperse hundreds of teens after an Athens
nightclub's event got out of hand.

Athens-Clarke County police said on Wednesday they found
hundreds of underage patrons -- many who were drunk and brawling --
inside and outside El Paisano.

Officers found teens bloodied from fights, cups of alcohol and
other evidence that there was underage drinking.

An incident report said the scene was so chaotic that an officer
had to let a 16-year-old standing outside the club with a bottle of
vodka free because there were more urgent problems inside.

Police say there were more than 300 teens at the event, and some
were fighting in the parking lot even after police arrived.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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