Ole Miss alcohol policy put to test during game

Some visitors to the University of Mississippi had a sobering lesson on the new campus alcohol policy when they returned from Saturday's football game to find that their booze had been poured out.

Others said the policy, which allows people to drink hard liquor but not beer, just doesn't make good sense.

"We should be able to drink beer before we can drink harder stuff," said Brooke Barnett, a freshman student from Tupelo.

New state legislation ended a longtime prohibition on Mississippi campuses. It's a Lafayette County regulation that still bans beer and allows liquor and wine.

The campus' new policy prohibits anyone from distributing alcohol and allows police to dump out booze that's left unattended.