About 27 people were arrested in San Francisco Thursday night and this morning for incidents relating to New Year’s Eve revelry, a police spokesman said today.
Of these, 25 arrests were misdemeanors, mostly for being drunk in public, according to Officer Boaz Mariles. Police also made a handful of felony arrests, two of which were narcotics incidents related to New Year’s celebrations, he said.
Earlier this week, Chief of Police George Gascon announced a New Year’s Eve zero-tolerance enforcement policy that applied to everything from public drunkenness to underage drinking and firing weapons.
Last year, police reported at least 36 arrests in San Francisco over the course of New Year’s Eve festivities. This included 30 arrests for being drunk in public in the areas of Broadway, Market Street and the Embarcadero.