Green Beer Day: First OVI arrest at 8 a.m.

Green Beer Day: First OVI arrest at 8 a.m.

OXFORD, OH (FOX19) - Green beer is flowing in Oxford Thursday, and the first OVI arrest occurred as the sun came up.

Several bars around the campus of Miami University open before dawn for the annual tradition of Green Beer Day, held on the Thursday before Spring Break.

Students drink up and celebrate the coming spring season and St. Patrick's Day.

Oxford police step up patrols on Green Beer Day, and professors traditionally send out memos warning students the occasion does not qualify an excused absence from class.

The department is sharing its "experience as seen through the lens of OPD" on social media.

By 11 a.m., police had shared news of the first Green Beer Day arrest. They also shared a warning to potential house partiers.

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