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MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) — Dozens of arrests were made as the Memorial Day weekend kicked off its second day of fun and entertainment.
Authorities took a total of 57 people into custody Friday and received 597 calls for service. The majority of the arrests were a result of drug activity. Four people were picked up on DUI and three others were charged with disorderly conduct. No homicides were reported.
15 were out-of-state residents and six live in Miami Beach.
Despite the numbers, the beaches remained relatively calm and peaceful on Saturday afternoon. With Ocean Drive closed to cars, most people wore very little other than smiles.
Miami Beach Police are out in full force, reminding visitors about things like no alcohol in public, no glass on the beach and no littering.
“I’m from Michigan, and it was my first time around the beaches. So it was really cool,” said one tourist.
Most of the people CBS4’s Donna Rapado talked to were having more than a good time.
“It’s poppin’! And I recommend it to everybody. Experience this at least one time in your life,” said another.
Ocean Drive remains closed until Tuesday. Collins Avenue is a one-way road, going north from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. up to 17th Street. Washington Avenue will take you southbound.
Last year, 145 were arrested on the second day of Memorial Day weekend.