The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Morristown, NJ is a major headache for local law enforcement because at least a few people typically get intoxicated and cause trouble. However, police had less issues this year, with fewer people being arrested than usual.
According to authorities, a total of 11 arrests were made between 7:00 a.m. Saturday and 3:00 a.m. Sunday. In 2016, Morristown NJ police made 20 arrests during the parade. In 2015, police arrested 16 people.
In addition to arresting 11 people, Morristown police officers also issued 13 municipal ordinance violations. To put that number in perspective, police issued 59 summonses last year.
The individuals who were issued local ordinance violations have been accused of drinking in public, urinating in public, and littering.
After the parade, Morristown officials issued a statement thanking everyone for their involvement in the Morris County St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “11 Arrests at Morristown’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration.”