Mobile Mardi Gras ends safely

Police gave that 143,000 attendance estimate for crowds that
jammed downtown all day Tuesday under sunny skies.

Police spokesman Cpl. Charles D. Bagsby Jr. said officers made a
total of 80 adult misdemeanor arrests and 14 juvenile misdemeanor
arrests on the final day.

Overall, police said the two-week carnival was safe, without
major incident.

Police estimated the total attendance at a little over one million.

It boosted businesses struggling with the slow economy.

Bar owner David Rasp called it a "once-a-year revenue opportunity"
needed more than ever this year.

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