Nineteen people were arrested by Wiltshire police during a six hour alcohol awareness campaign over the Bank Holiday weekend.
The police tweeted live from 10pm on Saturday to 4am on Sunday across the county alongside other forces to raise awareness of the impact of alcohol using the hashtag alcoholharm (#alcoholharm).
Staff from the control centre tweeted about 999 calls received during this period as well as incidents officers came across on the streets.
The aim of the twitter event was to highlight the number of incidents and crimes which occur across the county caused by people having too much to drink.
Of the 19 people arrested 11 were from the Swindon area, six were from the Salisbury area and two from the Melksham area, arrested for crimes such as criminal damage, being drunk and disorderly, affray, fail to provide specimens, taking vehicles without the owners consent, causing actual bodily harm and drink driving.
Partnership Inspector Steve McGrath of Wiltshire Police told Marlborough News Online: “We tweeted a total of 44 times throughout the evening which were re-tweeted 2,620 times — reaching a total of 2.9 million people.
“The theme of the messages tweeted throughout the night showed the impact alcohol has on our communities and the impact on our partnership agencies. Working in partnership with our partners throughout the night, the residents of Wiltshire were kept safe and the law was enforced.”
He added: “Alcohol is a major influence in the incidents Wiltshire police deal with over the weekend periods. Although we want people to go out and have a good time, it is important to remember the dangers of alcohol and the illegal acts which could result in arrest.”
Anyone wishing to report any incidents of alcohol-related crime should call Wiltshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.