Ann Arbor police field 475 calls for service on St. Patrick's Day
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St. Patrick’s Day is one of the few holidays that can take what would be a quiet spring afternoon and turn it into one of the busiest days of the year for police.
And that’s just what happened on Saturday.
Paula Gardner | AnnArbor.com
“We just had it all,” she said.
Bush said the day was on par with some of the fall Saturdays when the University of Michigan plays home football games.
The most major incident occurred early on Sunday when police decided bars on South University Avenue had to close because of a large crowd of drunken and disorderly people.
Bush estimated about 200 people were actually in the street and initial reports of thousands of people were a little bit high.
Three arrests were made for disorderly conduct on Saturday and early Sunday morning, all on South University Avenue, Bush said.
There also were multiple requests for ambulances and well-being checks, Bush said.