MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Hundreds of people taking part in St. Patrick’s Day festivities eventually ran out of luck and ended up in jail.

Authorities say the weekend resulted in 424 arrests for DWI. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says the arrests were from 6 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday.

Those who chose to go out for St. Patrick’s Day had options to get home for free via Metro Transit. Party-goers could get free bus rides or use light rail from 6 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Monday.

Last year, there were 175 DWI arrests, and in 2016, there were 189. The last time the holiday was on a Saturday was 2012, and there were 346 arrests.

Comments (2)
  1. Tony Shope says:

    When we read stats like these is it only State Patrol Arrests or does it include small town MN arrests as well?