Walpurgis Night revelries run the usual gamut
TT/Allegra Grevelius · 1 May 2008, 12:00
Published: 01 May 2008 12:00 GMT+02:00
But not in the exemplary municipality of Kronoberg where the youngest person picked up in a state of inebriation was almost 20 years old.
The Kronoberg model has been such a success that the police have been lecturing other local councils on how to manage potential problems during traditional festivities. The Kronoberg method includes a tough stance towards underage drinking and co-operation with parents.
Elsewhere in Sweden, drunken disorderliness was the order of the night. Stockholm police had a record number of calls to deal with, which included taking a 13-year-old suffering from alcohol poisoning to the Maria Ungdom hospital in Stockholm.
The hospital was more than packed with young drinkers suffering the ill effects of too much alcohol.