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78 arrested during Riverfest, police report

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was published May 28, 2014 at 9:50 a.m.

Seventy-eight people, most of them 21 or under, were arrested on 139 charges during this year's Riverfest, Little Rock police said Wednesday.

Lt. Sidney Allen said in an email that only nine of the arrestees were over the age of 21. Sixty of them were between 18 and 21, and nine were minors.

The charges break down as follows, police said:

  • 68 minor in possession of alcohol charges
  • 27 obstruction of government operations charges
  • 15 possession of instrument of crime charges
  • 17 unknowingly furnishing alcohol to a minor charges
  • 7 possession of fraudulent identification charges
  • 2 disorderly conduct charges
  • 2 public intoxication charges
  • 1 resisting arrest charge

Police also wrote 297 parking violations during the three-day music festival in downtown Little Rock.

Authorities in 2013 reported 84 drinking-related offenses inside or near the Riverfest grounds, which was up from 49 the year before.

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HarleyOwner says... May 28, 2014 at 10:33 a.m.

Hmm, the TV stations have been reporting 118 arrested during that time. I guess they were wrong.

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AmericasDoomed says... May 28, 2014 at 11:14 a.m.

At least there were no killings. Surprisingly.

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Pobucker says... May 28, 2014 at 11:26 a.m.

Stayed home, got drunk watching grandkids play in the pool. Roasted hot dogs, grilled hamburgers - yum. Watched the fireworks from the sidewalk in front of my house. Nice.

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Granny48 says... May 28, 2014 at 12:08 p.m.

Huh?? The article said there were 17 arrests (presumably of NON-minors) who "unknowingly" furnished alcohol to minors. Wouldn't those 17 people have to be non-minors contradicting the statement that only 9 non-minors were arrested?

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FoxFifty says... May 28, 2014 at 12:34 p.m.

Way to be a role model for your grandkids pobucker...

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onlyfair says... May 28, 2014 at 12:42 p.m.

I have never been to Riverfest. Won't ever go!

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punk47 says... May 28, 2014 at 1:08 p.m.

All the more reasons not to go and who would pay to see the thug that showed up late what a bunch of crap

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FoxFifty says... May 28, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

Do what I did... Volunteer. You get free admission for the weekend, work in a secure area and get to watch the "diversity" of the crowd. And if you are real lucky you can get a parking ticket for parking in a non-marked No Parking zone!

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Pobucker says... May 28, 2014 at 1:39 p.m.

You got a problem with drinking in front of kids, Fox?

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LevyRat says... May 28, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Some thoughts from Memorial Day:

You can go to war and die for your country at age 18, 19 or 20 but you are not mature enough to drink a beer at Riverfest.

You can vote to elect our "leaders" at age 18, 19 or 20 but you are not mature enough to drink a beer at Riverfest.

You can enter into a binding contract at age 18, 19 or 20 but you are not mature enough to drink a beer at Riverfest.

Don't you just love our liquor laws in Arkansas.

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