Fewer Arrests At Freakfest This Year

From the Madison Police Department:

Incident Type:
Special Event

Incident Date:
10/30/2011 - 1:30 AM

State Street

There were no significant events reported during Freakfest 2011.

At the time of this posting, law enforcement had issued 30 citations for offenses like underage drinking and having open intoxicants on the street. Only one person had been taken to jail.

The MPD would like to thank participants for keeping this a safe event. The department is also appreciative of support provided by the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Dane County Sheriff's Department, Fitchburg Police, Sun Prairie Police, and State Fair Park Police.

Madison officials provided an unofficial estimate of about 25,000 participants in this year's event, down from about 35,000 last year.

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