ABC officers busy at Nereids parade
By Ellis C. Cuevas
Feb 5, 2013, 19:03
Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) officers were busy at the Nereids Mardi Gras Parade. Three ABC plain-clothed officers issued citations for 40 beverage violations during the parade, Waveland Police Chief Kenny Hurt said.
"There was a very big turn-out for the 46th Krewe of Nereids Mardi Gras Parade," Hurt said.
Waveland officers also issued six citations in alcohol-related incidents, and had two "juvenile problems," Hurt said.
Bay St. Louis Deputy Police Chief Christine Johnson said, "We pretty much overall had a problem free day, with only one juvenile problem during the parade."
"Our most serious incident was when a man apparently fell," Hurt said, "striking his head on a curb, and ended up being transported to Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, where he underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. He was in critical condition. Traffic control during the Nereids Parade was conducted through a joint-effort by Hancock Sheriff's deputies, Waveland police and Bay St. Louis police officers.