The number of arrests for DUI is always increased during special events such as the Toyota Grand Prix but this year the police were out in even greater force due largely to increased budgets for drunk driving enforcement.
The authorities report that arrests for other criminal offenses were also up this year. Crimes such as public intoxication, urinating in public and assault increased greatly compared to recent years. According to one local Long Beach a Criminal Defense Attorney , the statistics are in line with other communities such as Torrance and the beach cities in the South Bay.
The good news is that no deaths were reported during the event and the participants spent a record amount of money in the community which will go far to help the city fund other events and increase public safety.
The city prosecutor will be busy filing those cases in the coming weeks.