77 schoolies given liquor infringement notices

POLICE say they have been pleased with the behaviour of schoolies on the Gold Coast, despite 45 arrests over the weekend and 77 liquor infringement notices being issued.

The first weekend of celebrations for schoolies concluded on Sunday with thousands of school leavers enjoying the entertainment on offer in Surfers Paradise.

Police said there were a number of disturbances involving non schoolies that came to police attention and were quickly contained.

Overnight police arrested 26 schoolies on 30 offences with the majority of charges for public nuisance and street offence with seven schoolies arrested for drug offences.

Of the schoolies arrested overnight 23 were males and three were female.

So far since Friday night there have been a total of 45 schoolies arrested.

Overnight there were 27 people arrested on 32 charges which were not schoolies related and were mainly for drug, public nuisance and good order offences along with 22 non-schoolies receiving liquor infringement notices.

Schoolies on the Gold Coast. Photo Contributed
Schoolies on the Gold Coast. Photo Contributed Contributed