The popular Ezra street St. Patrick's Day celebration in Waterloo hit a record breaking twelve thousand partiers this year.
Of those twelve thousand, Waterloo Regional Police laid a total of 208 charges as part of a new mission called “Project Respect.” The project is a collaborative operation with the City of Waterloo, Waterloo Fire Rescue, The Region of Waterloo Paramedic Services, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. It was designed to promote a safe, respectable and responsible St. Patrick's Day celebration in Waterloo.
Of those 208 charges, 197 were provincial offence notices and the other 11 involved criminal code charges.
(Photo courtesy of the Waterloo Regional Police)