Police release stats for 2019 Bikes, Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally

The 2019 Bikes, Blues & BBQ rally included less arrests, but more wrecks than last year, according to Fayetteville police.

The event kicked off Wednesday, Sept. 25 and concluded during the early morning hours on Sunday, Sept. 29.

There were 18 arrests inside the Dickson Street event area compared to 28 last year. Of those 18 arrests, 13 involved local residents, police said.

The department took 16 motorcycle-related accident reports compared to three motorcycle wrecks last year within the city limits during the event. Police said there were no fatality accidents investigated by the department, and no motorcycles were reported stolen within the event area.

A summary of the arrests include:

  • 18 charges of Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct
  • 1 charge of Obstruction of Governmental operations
  • 4 arrests were made for warrants
  • 1 charge of Carrying a Weapon
  • 1 charge of Refusal to Submit
  • 1 charge of Driving While Intoxicated
  • 1 charge of Battery 3rd
  • 1 charge of Fleeing
  • 1 charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance

** Some arrests involved multiple charges**

There were 23 citations issued in the Dickson Street event area:

  • 9 for Violation of the City Noise Ordinance (Engine Revving)
  • 2 for No Motorcycle Endorsement
  • 8 for Careless Driving
  • 1 for Driving on a suspended license
  • 1 for Disorderly Conduct
  • 2 for No Insurance