Deputies Encourage Safe Drinking At Tulsa State Fair

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 6:48 pm
By: Amy Slanchik

The gates at the Tulsa State Fair opened Thursday afternoon and the sheriff's office said they are ready for the crowds.

Beer, wine and margaritas are all available at the fair, and deputies say they want people to come out and enjoy themselves, but they're also encouraging people to drink responsibly.

The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said it made no alcohol-related arrests last year at the fair and they want to keep it that way this year.

A deputy we spoke with said their first priority is to interact with the community and, of course, look out for any troublemakers.

"If you wanna come out and have a few drinks we understand that, we just encourage you to be responsible with your drinking. That's gonna be the key thing. Don't be a disturbance, don't drink too much where you can’t stand or you get belligerent. When you get to that point, that's where we have to come in and take action," Deputy Justin Green said.

If you want to come out and drink at the fair, deputies are encouraging people to have designated drivers.