Monday, April 21, 2014

Chief Scott: "We Can't Arrest Our Way Out of Pub Crawls"


Hey, Yupette,

Also heard from at the April 16th County Board - County Manager FY-15 Budget Work Session was Arlington's Chief of Police, Douglas Scott, who described the increasingly serious public intoxication, disorderly conduct, DWI, DUI (including bicyclists), assaults, and obnoxious public behavior arising from pub crawls in the Ballston-Rosslyn corridor.

According to Chief Scott the B-R pub crawls don't last 3 or 4 hours but start at 1 PM and officially end at 7 PM, but participants keep drinking until the bars close at 2 AM, and there is an increasing level of 'disorderliness' associated with pub crawling. Chief Scott stated that pub crawling is spreading to Shirlington (where neighborhoods around Shirlington are bracing for Shirlington Springfest on April 26th).

As in the past, the County Board expressed its concerns, but the reality is bars, restaurants, and motor vehicle sales are the growth industries in the Ballston-Rosslyn Corridor and provide significant tax revenue for various County Board pet projects and pet special interests.

Dennis -22201

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9 Comments:

At 21 April, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put blame where blame is deserved - Barbara Favola, Jay Fisette, Mary Hynes, Walter Tejada, and Chris Zimmerman.

 
At 21 April, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Washington Post Weekend, April 18th, "A Toast to Washington's Fresh Batch of Bars..."

 
At 21 April, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Post Reporter Patricia Sullivan attended this meeting.

 
At 21 April, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put blame where blame is deserved - the Post, ArlNow, Arlington Economic Development, CPHD, and Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

 
At 21 April, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Libby Garvey is right. Every weekend in Clarendon is like Mardi Gras.

 
At 21 April, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fasten your seat belts, Shirlington Springfest gets sprung on the surrounding neighborhoods this weekend.

 
At 21 April, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This a tragedy waiting to happen...some totally zonked-on-beer hipster drives thru a crowd of yupsters waiting to board the trolley pub in his 425 horsepower SUV.

 
At 21 April, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shirlington Springfest? Hipsters for Hope for Congress are over here.

 
At 22 April, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County Board went into a closed session about pub crawls this afternoon.

 

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