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Stats: 4 DUIs, 6 Fights During St. Patrick’s Day Parade


A local high school band marches during 2017 Seaside Heights St. Patrick's Day Parade. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A local high school band marches during 2017 Seaside Heights St. Patrick’s Day Parade. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

County officials released statistics Tuesday on the number of arrests and violation summonses issued during the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, held in Seaside Heights and Seaside Park last month.

According to Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, officers from 11 agencies made four arrests for driving while intoxicated, six for either fighting or assault, and issued 38 motor vehicle summonses. There were also three drug arrests, one open container arrest and one refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test. Finally, three people were arrested for having active warrants after being stopped by members of the traffic detail.

In all, officers spent 223 and one-half hours on the March 11 detail, Della Fave said. It included:

  • Seaside Heights Police Department
  • Seaside Park Police Department
  • Toms River Police Department
  • Lavallette Police Department
  • Brick Police Department
  • Berkeley Township Police Department
  • Mantoloking Police Department
  • Bay Head Police Department
  • Point Pleasant Beach Police Department
  • Manchester Police Department
  • Lakehurst Police Department
  • Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Ocean County Sheriff’s Department
  • NJ State Police Troop “C” Tactical Patrol Unit & D.U.I. Enforcement Patrol
  • Ocean County Road Department
  • Ocean County Engineering Department
  • New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety
  • New Jersey Department of Transportation
  • Goodgrief

    I know you would have listed them had they been provided, Dan. But it would have been good if the prosecutor’s public relations people had supplied the names of those arrested and reason for arrest.

  • Mac

    Wow! The 4 DWI and 6 uneventful fights are standard expectations for any Jersey Shore St. Patty’s Day Parade. However, the 38 so-stated productive electronic full body searches are a bit upsetting. What you seem to be saying is that everyone was scanned in some manner at least once throughout the day, and perhaps numerous times. And certainly, as more experience is gained in electronic strip searches, information on data banks will grow and grow. Can you imagine getting busted for an overdue library book while attending a St. Patrick’s Day Parade?