Police arrest 8 during St. Patrick’s Day parade
244 drinking citations issued
Boston Police issued 244 citations for drinking in public and arrested eight people during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston on Sunday, the department said today. At last year’s parade, police arrested 11 people and issued 363 citations, most for public drinking. Among Sunday’s arrests: A disorderly conduct charge for a Billerica man who stepped out on the parade route then allegedly chest bumped and swore at an officer.