A half a million college students are hurt every year in alcohol-related accidents and 1,400 co-eds die because of it.
Now local police are trying to control the problem before more students get hurt.
The Stevens Point Police Department is using a $3,000 grant to get more man-power in bars and neighborhoods known for big house parties.
Officers say most students will be back in town soon and ready to party with their classmates. The goal of the grant is not just to give citations but instead influence kids choices about drinking.
Some of the grant money will be used for alcohol education classes in the dorms this fall.
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Source: www.edc.org (Education Development Center Web site) contributed to this report.