The first unregistered kegs were confiscation at 9:30 a.m. Eight hours later, the few remaining kids were at the sheriff’s tent searching for lost friends _ and lost kegs.
In between, new Kershaw County sheriff Jim Matthews oversaw his first crazy, hectic day in College Park at a Colonial Cup. It was about what Matthews expected in the section of the Springdale Race Course set aside for young people more interested in the party than the horse races.
The scorecard at the end of the day: 149 arrests in College Park _ including one very drunken escape attempt, one screamer too violent to ride to jail with the other kids in the paddy wagon and dozens of teary-eyed underage drinkers.