Few Incidents Mark 2013 Dream Cruise Says Oakland County Sheriff

OAKLAND COUNTY (CBSDETROIT) – Oakland County officials say — so far, so good … when it comes to arrests at this year’s dream cruise.

Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard tells WWJ, he has this philosophy on cruise day:

” … people have fun – if you can stop things with a warning … The only thing we really don’t have any tolerance for is alcohol or dangerous activity,” said Bouchard.

Bouchard says that by and large it’s been a quiet (police activity-wise) cruise. “The only arrest we’ve had was for a larceny … he ended up having a warrant also – so that was a two-for,” he said. “But that was really unrelated to Dream Cruise.”

He tells WWJ just 20 traffic tickets were issued – there was one DUI, while two others were cited for open alcohol containers. Police say there was one retail fraud incident– someone allegedly trying to sell unlicensed cruise-related merchandise.

Bouchard estimates some 1.2 million people have been taking part in Saturday’s event.

And while there has been little police activity, there have been a few scrapes … elbows and knees that is.

Tammy Williams says a car revved it’s engine on the Woodward Dream Cruise route and she took a tumble leaving her with a scraped knee.

Meantime Royal Oak Fire Department First Aid says today they’ve treated two dozen for blisters, three folks for bee stings … but just Williams from Tennessee for the cut knee.


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