SAVANNAH, GA (March 17, 2013): Arrests on the final day of the St. Patrick’s Day festivities swelled the number of those charged to 79.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police reported most arrests took place between 4 p.m. Saturday and 4 a.m. Sunday.

Forty-four arrests were processed in the command center overseeing the festivities on River Street and the other 35 were processed in the center at St. Julian and MLK Jr. Boulevard.

Police filed 46 charges between 4 a.m. and midnight Saturday and an additional 18 this morning.

Charges included:
• Disorderly conduct 33
• Public urination 17
• Possession of controlled substance 7
• Obstruction 6
• Public intoxication 2
• Simple assault 2
• Dog – no shots 1
• Open container 1
• Swimming in river 1
• DUI 1
• Providing false name 1
• Underage drinking 1
• Criminal damage second degree 1
• Public indecency 1
• Battery (domestic violence act) 1
• Carrying a concealed weapon 1
• Criminal trespass 1
• Theft of services 1

Seventy charges were misdemeanors, two were felonies and seven were city ordinance violations.

Sixty-eight suspects were transported to the Chatham County Detention Center, six taken to court and three released on subpoena. Those charged included one juvenile and two were military.


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