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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:

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  • 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