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I don't know how the rest of you feel anout this, but this is my opinion:

Sheriff Mark Hackle and his legalized deputy dawgs did a fantastic job making their presence known at JN. They allowed all of us to have fun and put up with our behavior. I for one am grateful for their efforts and tip my hats off to them!

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Between the Sheriffs Dept, the DNR, the Border Patrol and the Coasties we were very well 'watched'. BUT, they all seemed to be happy to be there & not hasseling us like the last few years.
 

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QUOTE(pocket_guns @ Jun 27 2004, 10:46 PM)Sheriff Mark Hackle and his legalized deputy dawgs did a fantastic job making their presence known at JN. They allowed all of us to have fun and put up with our behavior. I for one am grateful for their efforts and tip my hats off to them!
ditto!!!
 

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I'm glad they are out there too.


It was getting a little wild again on Saturday and they showed up for a little while telling girls who were getting naked that it was no longer jobbie nooner, they're not in Canada, they allowed all the fun for friday, but there are families on the island and if they continue their behavior, they'll get ticketed or arrested.....................can't remember which one.
 

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Cudo's to the great protectors. We bash them from time to time, but they are there for our benefit and well being. Hats off to the waters' finest for doing an outstanding job.
 

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Yes, I agree 110%
They did a fantastic job !
I congradulate you Ladies, & Gentlmen of Law enforcement, DNR, Coast Guard, and Border Patrol.

No major instances, as far as I know, and I am sure their presence made it safe for all of us to just have fun.

Thank you.
 

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I thought the same thing. I think the absence of all the hype on TV this year kept things in order. A couple years ago they made such a big deal out of everything and still nothing unusual happened. For how many people show up and what really happens its no different than any other large gathering or a given weekend at the moot. It did seem like the cops were not that visible this year. They just let us be it seems. I seen a minor altercation but that was about it. I'm sure there may have been others but what do ya expect after a day of drinkin with a few thousand dudes. I had a great time!!!
 

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Great job to the authorities on the lake!
They were very attentive to the idiots on the water. I saw 3 sea doos that decided to leave AFTER DARK!!! They didn't make it past the boats and got stopped. How stupid do you get? Death Wish Anyone?
Also, just out of curiosity, did anyone give those 3 "kids" a ride to the mainland. They were 3, 19 y.o. guys. 2 of them were looking for help and the 3rd was passed out drunk!
They came up to me asking for help after 10 at night. They rented an aluminum 14 ft boat from selfridge with a 6h.p. motor, no lights and 2 small gas tanks and boated the whole way and ran out of gas at the island!
I told them that they were looking for trouble coming over to the island.
They offered me $150 to take them home. Sorry, but it wasn't worth a ticket to me. They police were doing a fine job stopping everyone after dark.
Hope everyone had fun, it wasn't much to look at night, that's for sure.
Someone did have some fireworks shooting away though! Very cool!
 

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One thing to remember Gull Island is in St. Clair county, not Macomb (Mark Hackel) County. In my opinion as Eddie said it's the 1 or 2 % that tries to ruin a good time for all. No differance between Jobbie nooner and a Lions game(for example) a few people start start stuff and reck it for everyone.
 

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Gary can you give us any stats on the day as far as arrests went? Everything seemed to be just fine as far as I saw but than again I one saw one small piece of the pie.
 

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There were more arrest fo OWI (operating while intox) than the past few years. Everything was quiet until about 5pm. Then People started to drive after a day of drinking. Guess they didn't see all the flashing lights patroling. All in all not bad for the amount of people. I don't have the exact numbers but about 15 people arrested for being drunk behind the wheel, a couple of tickets for equipment violations, and a reckless driver come to mind. It seemed like by 7 everyone lost there minds and decided to take the chance and drive. I don't understand why anyone would leave after a day of drinking with all the blue lights flashing. Why not stay put until you know your sober even if it the next morning? Case of beer $15 (plus deposit) impound fee $500 ( starting) fines up to $1000 (locally) $3000 Federal (coast guard) staying put priceless.
 

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Glad we did the safe thing staying put Friday night. Saw so many people getting stopped.

I didn't now the coast guard imposes a fine also...ouch!

Is the limit the same as on land now?
 

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i know i am thankful that my girlfriend doesnt drink, not even a wine cooler, so i can have a few beers while out on the water, as soon as the first beer gets cracked, she gets the keys for the rest of the day, not worth the ticket or the risk.
just a reminder to thank your sober driver everytime you go out, buy them dinner, it will definitly be cheaper than the ticket
 

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QUOTE(Gary864 @ Jun 29 2004, 12:37 PM)Case of beer $15 (plus deposit) impound fee $500 ( starting) fines up to $1000 (locally) $3000 Federal (coast guard) staying put priceless.
Gary your too funny, writing commercials now.....
Tom S.
 
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