Summit County Sheriff: New Year’s Eve partiers ‘well behaved’
January 3, 2014
Locals and visitors rang in the New Year last night, and although there were a lot of calls for law enforcement services, by night's end only six people found themselves spending the night at the Summit County Jail.
Of the unfortunate six who were transported to jail, three were charged with driving under the influence, two were driving under suspension from prior alcohol violations and one was charged with violating a protection order.
"It was a different kind of New Year's for us," said Summit County Sheriff John Minor. "It was busy in terms of calls, but for the most part everyone was pretty well behaved."
Minor said his deputies responded to a number of calls New Year's Eve, but the majority of them were similar to what one would expect working a typical night shift. There were calls of bar fights that weren't really fights, Minor said, cold fender benders in parking lots, hit and runs and stalled vehicles.
However, one of the more exciting calls of the night was about a pedestrian allegedly struck by a car, Minor said, but deputies couldn't substantiate it. The man was too inebriated to stand on his own two feet.
"Every call that sounded bad just fizzled, which was great from our perspective," Minor said. "I don't know what it was — maybe the cold, maybe New Year's falling on a Wednesday, but for the most part people behaved themselves."
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