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Published March 19, 2012, 05:43 PM

St. Patrick's Day weekend arrest numbers around average

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Despite Saint Patrick's Day partying, Fargo Police say the number of arrests made was similar to a typical weekend.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Despite Saint Patrick's Day partying, Fargo Police say the number of arrests made was similar to a typical weekend. People were celebrating, but only thirty five people were arrested. Nine of those were DUIs. Police say there was an increase in the number of daytime calls. Those were up 20 percent. At night, the number of calls increased by 10 percent.

Lt. Joel Vettel – Fargo Police: "We did have a number of people intoxicated during the daytime hours that were found in the downtown area, but again that's something you expect."

Beside DUIs the highest number of charges is for shoplifting and drug offenses.

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