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Mardi Gras Parade Aftermath, Police Pleased With Turnout

Monroe Police officers were busy working a number of incidents during the 2014 Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade.
MONROE -- Monroe Police officers were busy working a number of incidents during the 2014 Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade.

Police said the parade was at first held up by a low cable line on the Louisville Bridge.

Officers also report they made one arrest for intoxication in public.

Monroe PD said they responded to seven lost children including a special needs child, all of whom have been returned to their parents, and four minor reports of fights that broke up before police got there.

Police also report they worked three minor vehicle crashes.

One crash happened between two vehicles at 18th and Desiard Streets where a white car made an improper turn in front of a red truck. 

Both vehicles had no passengers. The driver of the white car was taken to an area hospital with moderate injuries. There were no injuries to the driver of the red truck.

The driver of the white car was ticketed for an improper turn.

Police said another minor crash happened between two vehicles on Louisville Ave. near the Popeyes restaurant. No injuries were reported in this crash. Police said it happened after the parade in all the traffic.

Meanwhile on Sunday morning, you could see the aftermath of trash left behind on the parade route.

Public works is handling cleanup for all the trash left behind.

Cans, bottles, and even leftover beads filled the streets of the parade route.

Police say a littering exemption was made for the parade.

Monroe police say they're pleased with last night's turn-out and are thankful for all the agencies that came out to help make it a safe, family event.
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