Bridge Street Run banned by Oswego Common Council
Tue, 13 May 2014 22:02:27 GMT —
On Monday evening, the Oswego Common Council voted unanimously to ban the annual Bridge Street Run bar crawl.
Oswego City counselor Michael Todd acknowledged that police will not be able to legally stop students walking down the street to and from bars, but Todd said police could arrest students for vandalism, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct if needed.
Over this past weekend three SUNY Oswego students overdosed on heroin and one of them died. Also during the bar crawl event, a 22 year-old man from Suffern in Rockland County, was helicoptered to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse with internal injuries and a 21 year-old woman from Fairport, near Rochester, was treated for minor leg injuries after they were hit by a trolley.
Oswego police say this year's Bridge Street Run event led to a total of 27 arrests.
Several SUNY Oswego students told CNYcentral on Tuesday they believe a small number of out of control students caused most of the problems.
Many of the students believe the event will continue in future years, but likely with a stronger police presence.
The Alley Cats Bar on Bridge Street said in a tweet that it plans to appeal the Oswego Council's ban on the run.