It wouldn’t be parade day in Southie without public drinking, peeing in public and some good old fashioned fist fighting. Five people were arrested – non of which are from South Boston- and five license premise violations were issued. 498 citations for public drinking were also handed out according to the Boston police.
Here is the list of the jabronis who were arrested:
- Paul Leahy, 19 of Dedham charged with Disorderly Conduct
- William Bronske, 18, of Quincy charged with Destruction of Property
- Jonathan Gentile, 18, of West Bridgewater charged with Affray
- Andrew Cohoon, 18, of Bridgewater charged with Drinking in Public
- Joshua Ferris, 24, of Brimfield charged with Disorderly Conduct and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
Don’t know what “Affray” mean – don’t feel bad – we didn’t either. It means a noisy fight in a public spot. All arrestees were arraigned in South Boston District Court today.
“Keeping spectators and participants safe along the route was Mayor Walsh’s and my top priority,” said Commissioner Evans. “Issuing nearly double the amount of citations for public drinking compared to last year evidences the challenges we faced in keeping public order at this family event. I want to thank all of those who braved the cold and came out and celebrated responsibly.”
So there you have it!