Arrests drop at Bucking Horse

Star Staff

Bucking Horse Sale Street Dance participants were on their best, or at least better, behavior this year.

Arrests were down, and Miles City Police Chief Doug Colombik complimented the crowds that gathered on Main Street.

“The crowd at the street dance Friday and Saturday night was very well behaved and very supportive of law enforcement in general,” Colombik wrote in an email.

There were 43 arrests over the four-day weekend — two on Thursday, five on Sunday, and 18 each on Friday and Saturday.

The most common infractions were Minor in Possession of Alcohol (20) and Open Container violations (14).

Police arrested four persons for driving under the influence, two for disorderly conduct, and one each for assault, resisting arrest, and assault on a partner or family member.

Colombik said the 43 arrests were well below the long-term average of 60-80 per year, and a marked improvement over recent years.

Police made 60 arrests in 2016, 82 in 2015, 84 in 2014, and 101 in 2013. The record is 127 in 1997. 

Colombik noted officers also issued numerous warnings.