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Newport Beach Police Arrest More Than 100 People on 4th of July

One broadcast report said 70 percent of the arrests were for drinking-related offences.

Newport Beach police were busy this 4th of July, arrested more than 100 people. Patch file photo.
Newport Beach police were busy this 4th of July, arrested more than 100 people. Patch file photo.

More than 100 people have been arrested, many for public intoxication, in Newport Beach, authorities said today.

Newport Beach Police Sgt. Rachel Johnson said the number of arrests was roughly equivalent to 2013.

Johnson said she did not know how many of those detained were for public intoxication.

A KTTV11 broadcast report said 70 percent of the arrests were for drinking-related offences.

Johnson said some of those arrested would be charged with felony drug possession.

--City News Service


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