OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - The Mardi Gras night parade kept police busy in Ocean Springs. 24 people were arrested during the celebration on Friday, February 5.
Four people were arrested for public drunkenness, along with 14 arrests for disorderly conduct. In addition, 4 people were charged with underage alcohol possession, and 4 others were arrested for public urination. Some of the suspects were charged with multiple offenses.
Police also said two officers were spit on by parade attendees. One of those suspects was charged with simple assault on a police officer, while the second suspect could not be identified. One officer was also struck while arresting a person involved in a fight.