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Mardi Gras celebration in Mobile results in hundreds of parking tickets

1 year 5 months 1 week ago Tuesday, February 11 2020 Feb 11, 2020 February 11, 2020 5:31 AM February 11, 2020 in News
Source: Associated Press
Mardi Gras in Mobile, Ala Photo: Mike Kittrell/al.com

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Celebrating Mardi Gras is proving costly for hundreds of people cited for illegal parking on the Alabama coast.

Police in Mobile say they issued more than 400 parking tickets in connection with three Mardi Gras parades held Friday and Saturday. In addition, a total of 52 vehicles got towed, al.com reported.

Police estimate more than 152,000 people turned out in Mobile for parades held by the Conde Cavaliers, the Bayport Parading Society and the Pharaohs and Conde Explorers. A total of seven people were arrested on misdemeanor charges, while three others were charged with felonies.

Mobile’s Mardi Gras celebration is scheduled to continue Thursday with a parade by the Order of the Polka Dots.

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