Police release 2012 Bikes, Blues & BBQ law enforcement stats

Crews work to stabilize a 42-year-old Green Forest woman who was injured in a motorcycle accident on North College Avenue Thursday night during the 2012 Bikes, Blues & BBQ rally. The woman, a passenger on a motorcycle waiting to turn left from College Avenue, was thrown from the bike after it was rear-ended by another southbound motorcycle.

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Fayetteville police on Monday released law enforcement statistics from the 2012 Bikes, Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally.

According to police, 26 arrests were made inside the Dickson Street event area, most of which were for public intoxication or disorderly conduct. Of those arrested, 19 were local residents.

Police issued four citations around Dickson Street during the event. Two of the citations involved minors in possession of alcohol and two involved engine revving.

Police also took reports of 11 accidents in Fayetteville during the rally, with no fatalities.

Finally, three motorcycles were reported stolen, one of which was recovered.

“We would like to thank our citizens for their tolerance and support and we thank our visitors for their decision to visit Fayetteville for this event,” said Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor. “The Fayetteville Police Department will continue to work with our citizens, merchants and the Bikes, Blues & BBBQ Board to provide a safe atmosphere for everyone in the years to come.”