MARTIN, Mich. (WOOD) — The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office says most of the incidents it dealt with while patrolling the B-93 Birthday Bash last weekend involved alcohol.
Over the two days of the festival, the sheriff’s office said in a Wednesday release, it responded to at least 122 incidents at or near the US-131 Motorsports Park, where the free country music festival was held. Of those, 83 were on Saturday and 39 on Sunday.
“Many additional incidents occurred but did not result in a formal police report, citation, or arrest being made,” the release said.
On both days, most incidents were alcohol-related, including instances of minors in possession, drunk driving and having open containers of alcohol in vehicles, the sheriff’s office said.
Saturday, there were some other problems, including three domestic assaults, three reports of assault and battery, and 10 disorderly conduct incidents.
It was a busy weekend for the jail, which booked 56 new inmates arrested Saturday and 30 arrested Sunday. Normally, the jail would book about 15 people per day, the sheriff’s office said.
It’s important to note that tens of thousands of people attended the free music event over two days. Considering that, sheriff’s department officials on Saturday, said the party was overwhelmingly calm.
“The Sheriff’s Office was very pleased with some of the changes that were made this year and what impacts they had on police activities,” the release said.
The sheriff’s office said changes to decrease traffic backups likely made the event “more enjoyable for those attending and less troublesome for those who reside in the area.”
Citations and/or arrests in and around the venue, according to the sheriff’s office:
Minor possessing alcohol
Operating while intoxicated
Furnishing alcohol to a minor
Open intoxicant in a motor vehicle
Careless driving/improper passing
Driving with a suspended license
Use of marijuana
Miscellaneous traffic offenses