Fewer arrests, citations at 2010 Mardi Gras - KMOV.com

Fewer arrests, citations at 2010 Mardi Gras

 

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Police Department has provided a preliminary look at arrests and citations for the city's biggest street party.

Police say they arrested fewer people and issued fewer citations at this past Saturday's Mardi Gras celebration than last year.

The police said 99 people were arrested or given citations at the street party. About half were for minors in possession of alcohol.

Twelve people were caught with false identification. Police also towed seven vehicles and issued 35 parking tickets.

Last year, police issued 116 arrests or citations.

Festivities were to culminate with the annual Fat Tuesday parade.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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