Thursday, September 01, 2005


Accidents, arrests reported by CMPD


The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Mecklenburg police Thursday morning released an updated list of incidents tied to motorists rushing to gas pumps to buy gas in the face of potential shortages.

Police said that through 4 a.m. Thursday there had been:

# 67 traffic incidents, such as fender benders, due to the lines

# 23 reported disturbances, generally arguments and fights over gas

# 9 arrests, including one for disorderly conduct and the others for fighting.

Officials urged residents to not create traffic hazards and be courteous when buying gas.

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