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Patch reader Kathy asks: "I would love to find out how many tickets were issued in the area on Dream Cruise."
To answer Kathy's question, Patch asked Deputy Chief Gordon Young. Here's what he said:
Weather that "could not have been better" brought a crowd of 1.2 million to Woodward Avenue last Saturday, according to Young. That is slightly down from previous years but "still a strong number," according to the deputy chief.
A total of 207 citations were issued in Royal Oak. Of those, 109 were tickets for consuming alcohol in public, the other 98 were traffic violations, which include things such as disregarding barricades, not wearing seat belts, impeding traffic, reckless driving and squealing tires.
During the 2012 Dream Cruise there were 88 traffic-related tickets and 139 citations for consuming alcohol in public, Young said.
There were also two arrests related to the Woodward Dream Cruise. A person, who had been drinking, was arrested for disorderly conduct Saturday night and Friday afternoon a person was arrested for carrying a concealed 9mm semi-automatic handgun.
"There was nothing extraordinary that happened this year. The crowds were well-behaved," Young said. "The Dream Cruise continues to be a wonderful family event."
Correction: There were 98 were traffic violations in 2013.