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May 5, 2013 8:42 PM by Caroline Flores - CFlores@kristv.com

This Buc Days Safer Than Last Year

CORPUS CHRISTI - For the most part, people behaved themselves at last night's Buc Days Illuminated Night Parade but there were a few people who got a little out of hand. There were 54 calls to police during last nights Buc Days Parade but officers say that was better than last year.

The Buc Days Parade is a time for all the residents in Corpus Christi to come together and enjoy a night of lights and fun. With large crowds and alcohol being present, however, police say there is always a chance of disturbances.

Lauren White, CCPD Lieutenant, said, "We do try to be as tolerant as possible for allowing people to have as much fun as they can have without interfering with other people's fun."

When people begin having too much fun is when police have to step in.

"We are there to make sure everyone has a good time and a safe time," Lieutenant White said.

Overall, police say there weren't as many arrests as last year.

"All in all, yesterday was, I think compared to last year, we were not nearly as busy."

Last year there were 15 people were arrested for public intoxication, and this there were only 10. There were no injuries this year, when there were two last year. Police don't know why this year's crowd seemed to be better behaved than last year but they hope this trend continues.

Security for next year's Buc Days Parade is already in the planning stages.
C.C.P.D. says come this time next year they will be ready for another fun and safe event.

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