St. Louis Mardi Gras yields arrests, but how did it compare to past years?
This year marked the 33rd annual St. Louis Mardi Gras celebration. Thousands of revelers took place in this weekend’s Mardi Gras activities with several thousand more expected to participate in the Fat Tuesday celebration. St. Louis City Police Lt. Col. Lawrence O’Toole told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the crowd was mostly well-behaved and comparable in size to previous years’ Mardi Gras events.
A police task force comprised of St. Louis City police, St. Louis County police, and the Missouri Highway Patrol did, however, make close to 70 arrests primarily for underage drinking (MIP). In addition to citing underage drinkers for MIP, the task force also made a few other arrests. Most years arrest totals typically include MIP, assault, public intoxication, public urination, and DWI.
If you or a someone you know was cited or arrested for MIP or any other crime during the Mardi Gras celebration, it is important that you hire an experienced St. Louis criminal defense attorney. At Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C., our criminal defense lawyers have a consistent track record of achieving excellent results for our clients. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.