Patrick Trautfield

Mardi Gras weekend saw 28 total arrests, with 20 on Friday night and 8 on Saturday night, most of which were for public intoxication.

Last year, police arrested 48 people Mardi Gras weekend, 82 in 2005 and 206 in 2004.

“Although there were long lines at most of the bars downtown, there were very few parties in the neighborhoods, and it was a very slow Saturday night in terms of arrests,” said San Luis Obispo Police Department Capt. Dan Blanke in an e-mail.

Police surveillance will continue until Tuesday night and enhanced fines will still apply, ranging from $350 to $700.

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