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Horry County agencies make 39 arrests, respond to 4,106 service calls during Memorial Day weekend

The 23-mile Memorial Day weekend traffic loop moves a a crawl along Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach Friday evening.
The 23-mile Memorial Day weekend traffic loop moves a a crawl along Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach Friday evening. cslate@thesunnews.com

Horry County officials have released the number of 911 service calls over Memorial Day weekend, including the number of arrests, citations and warnings issued by county police over the weekend.

Horry County agencies – except for Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach police and fire – responded to a total of 4,106 calls for service from May 21-25, according to Lisa Bourcier, county public information director. Last year a total of 4,301 calls were received during the same time period, she said.

The agencies dispatched by Horry County E911 and the number of service responses are:

▪ Atlantic Beach; 20

▪ Aynor; 151

▪ Briarcliffe Acres; 29

▪ Conway police; 407

▪ Loris police; 126

▪ Horry County police; 2,279

▪ Horry County Sheriff’s Office; 61

▪ Horry County DEU; 7

▪ Conway Fire; 39

▪ Horry County Fire/Rescue; 945

▪ Surfside Fire; 22

▪ Loris Fire; 20

Area agencies also responded to 66 motorcycle crashes during the holiday weekend, Bourcier said.

Horry County police issued 322 warnings and 220 courtesy citations during Bikefest, Bourcier said. County police made 39 arrests and collected $68,428 in fines.

More than $14,000 in fines stemmed from driving under suspension charges, according to county records. About $12,000 in fines were from speeding charges.

Last year, Horry County police issued 143 warnings and 204 citations, collecting $36,443 in fines, according to statistics. The number of arrests during the 2014 Memorial Day weekend were not available as of Tuesday afternoon.

Contact CLAIRE BYUN at 626-0381 and follow her on Twitter @Claire_TSN.

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