Drunk, disorderly in the Alley
By Senior Airman Patrice Clarke, 39th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 07, 2006
INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey -- Due to increase in complaints, the Turkish Jandarma will start enforcing drunk and disorderly and disturbing the peace violations in the Alley.
"Basically, the 10th Tanker commander has received numerous complaints about our conduct in the Alley," said Special Agent Donald Nalley, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 522. "These complaints are regarding U.S. service members, returning from the bars at night being loud outside; in particular, on their way back to base."
People considered Drunk and Disorderly and/or disturbing the peace will be arrested and taken to the Jandarma Station in the Alley and held in detox. Violators will be fined 130 Turkish Lira for each offense and have 15 days to pay the fine. If the fine is not paid within the time period, the violator will spend one day in jail for every 10 Lira owed.
"As I said last week in my commentary in the Tip of the Sword and on Incirlik Now, we need to be respectful of the fact that we are guests here," said Col. "Tip" Stinnette, 39th Air Base Wing commander. "The Alley is not our playground. People live in and near the Alley; it is hard to sleep with drunk Airmen yelling at the top of their lungs. Make responsible choices and conduct yourselves as guests."
Airmen who have questions regarding this policy can contact the base legal office at 676-6800.