March 15th, 2010 | Uncategorized

Police pinch 26 on St. Pat’s Day

A bagpiper marches in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. After organizers said last year's event got out of hand, liquor laws were tightly enforced this year, resulting in some 26 arrests.
A bagpiper marches in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. After organizers said last year's event got out of hand, liquor laws were tightly enforced this year, resulting in some 26 arrests. Photo by Esther Zuckerman.

New Haven police arrested some 26 people during and after this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which proceeded through the wet streets on Sunday.

Six of those arrests occurred on the parade route, New Haven Police Department spokesman Joe Avery said in a statement Monday, and about 20 occurred on Crown Street after the parade was over.

A letter from the NHPD to revelers had warned of strict enforcement. Police and parade organization said last month that alcohol enforcement would increase at this year’s parade, after last year’s event reached a drunken crescendo, with a smashed store window and a blocked ambulance.

  • deb65

    Maybe NHPD can have the same level of enforcement for the day to day reprobates around campus and the downtown area.

  • The Reader

    Does deb65 refer to the Yale students?