- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

DANBURY, N.C. (AP) - Stokes County officials may make it illegal to drink alcohol while tubing down the Dan River.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1iFd2AX ) the warm-weather pastime may be a thing of the past.

The Stokes County Board of Commissioners will consider later this month a proposal to ban alcohol consumption on any river in the county. Offenders could be charged with a misdemeanor and fined $50.

Sheriff Mike Marshall said Friday that 41 people were arrested during a recent operation. Charges included drunk and disorderly conduct, underage drinking and marijuana possession.

Marshall says some property owners along the river complain of litter and people going on their land to urinate.

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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com

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