The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department reports a total of 23 arrests were made following the St. Patrick’s Day parade Friday. These included 17 misdemeanors and six felony arrests.
In comparison, the most arrests made in a single day during last year’s festival was 22 arrests. St. Patrick’s Day fell on a Thursday last year, and only 10 arrests were made on that day. A grand total of 39 arrests were made during the three-day festival.
According to SCMPD, five of the six felony arrests made yesterday were for “possession of a controlled substance,” and the sixth arrest was for “possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.”
The misdemeanor arrests ranged from alcohol-related offenses such as driving under the influence, public intoxication, open container and underage drinking, to disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana and public indecency.
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There were also two criminal trespass arrests made in City Market. The offenses included a subject breaking a window at Wet Willie’s and another subject breaking a car window.
The festival continues through midnight tonight.