Boozy Bay to Breakers leaves city hung over
For many, the Monday after Bay to Breakers is for recovery and reflection on the good times.
But the 24 people arrested for public intoxication may want to forget the day entirely — if they can remember it at all.
Police spokesman Albie Esparza said that there were at least two felony narcotics arrests, three citations for public urination, four quality-of-life citations and one misdemeanor charge for a man clowning around inside the Golden Gate Park bison paddock.
Police are expected to release a final tally of the arrests later Monday, but these preliminary numbers come after a nearly 20 percent increase in security that race organizers instituted this year to ensure the safety of participating racers.
In addition to extra security, more fencing was set up along the course in order to keep spectators from crashing the race.
Though more security and public bathrooms helped keep some unsightly visuals out of sight, massive littering continues to be an issue surrounding the race. The San Francisco Department of Public Works reported Monday that they had cleaned nearly 10-1/2 tons of race trash from city streets.
That number does not reflect the amount of garbage left in public parks and residential addresses around the race as well.
One thing this year’s race did not suffer from was injuries. Just three of 40,000 participants went to the hospital for medical treatment, according to The City’s Department of Emergency Management spokesperson Francis Zamora.