Many teens unaware of curfew in New Smyrna Beach following disruptive spring break crowds

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — The new curfew in New Smyrna Beach was passed Wednesday night.

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Channel 9 reporter Q McCray asked some teenagers if they knew about the curfew and many told him they didn’t.

Residents are fed up with disruptive spring breakers. They made their frustrations heard at a city meeting.

“First guy blew pot smoke in my face. Second one spit in my face. Third one threw whisky in my face then they defecated in my parking lot,” one resident said.

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Even police are shocked. “We did not anticipate what we’ve been experiencing for the last couple nights,” said Chief Mike Coffin.

Commissioners responded by passing a 60-day curfew for unaccompanied youth under the age of 18.

The curfew is in effect east of Riverside Drive and for groups of 30 or more elsewhere within city limits.

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Eyewitness News asked a few teenagers what they thought about the curfew.

“I don’t think they should do it. It’s spring break 2022. We’re out here to have fun,” said Blayden Kable.

“I think it’s unfair. All the fun happens after 11,” said Patrick McPhillips.

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The curfew is from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Sunday through Thursday and 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and legal holidays.

If you get caught out past the curfew, you could be fined $100.

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