Monday, February 23, 2009

Mardi Gras Arrests and Charges: The Official Count

Posted By on Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 5:33 PM

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department just released its final numbers from Saturday's Mardi Gras celebration in Soulard.

The police, City Excise Division and State Liquor Control issued a total of 116 charges against individuals. Officials say the number of arrests this year were comparable to previous Mardi Gras' in St. Louis.

click to enlarge A Soulard flasher caught on film. - DAVID WALTHALL
  • David Walthall
  • A Soulard flasher caught on film.
Curiously, not one person was cited for indecent exposure this year despite the rampant public nudity at Mardi Gras. I guess officials turn the other cheek -- so to speak -- to that offense.

Here's the official run down of charges:

  • 68 Minors in Possession of Alcohol
  • 17 Urinating in Public
  • 12 False Identification
  • 4 DUI's
  • 4 Supplying Alcohol to Minor
  • 3 General Peace Disturbance
  • 2 Resisting Arrest
  • 2 Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer (an officer was punched and an officer was spit on while attempting to take a man into custody)
  • 1 Selling Liquor without a License
  • 1 3rd Degree Assault (a man got into a fight with a friend and punched him)
  • 1 Property Damage (a man got into a fight at a friend's Soulard home and damaged a window at the home)
  • 1 Marijuana Possession

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