Crime & Courts

Horry County police release fines, arrest numbers from Harley-Davidson rally

The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News

Horry County police made 27 arrests, issued 162 warnings and collected more than $48,000 in fines or bonds during the annual 2015 Harley-Davidson motorcycle rally, authorities said Monday.

The figures were released by Horry County police and does not include totals from other jurisdictions such as Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach.

Officers also issued 162 warnings to people in which they warned them for a violation, Horry County police Lt. Raul Denis said. There were 153 courtesy tickets issued, which means the person received a fine or ticket for an offense but were not taken into custody.

It was unclear the time frame of when the statistics were collected. The rally ran from May 8 to May 17.

The total in bonds or fines collected for the incidents was $48,791.50.

There were nine people arrested on narcotic violations followed by three fugitive arrests, according to the figures. Other arrests included offenses of shoplifting, reckless driving, driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and disorderly conduct.

Officers issued 49 warnings for speeding followed by 24 equipment violations and 19 vehicle license violations, Denis said. There were 33 speeding courtesy tickets issued during the event.

Figures for 2014’s Harley rally showed officers issued 171 warnings, made 271 cases and collected $81,444 in fines and bonds.

Over the 10-day Harley rally in 2013, Horry County police officers made 139 cases, issued 122 warnings and $37,508.50 fines, while in 2012 they made 147 cases, issued 285 warnings and collected $33,317.50 in fines.