It was a busy day today at the La Crosse municipal
Half of the people ticketed during Oktoberfest were
there to plead their cases.
The judge estimates about 125 people showed up.
Half were for underage drinking.
To speed up the process.
people who were pleading guilty to underage drinking
went straight to the clerk and paid their fines.
Everyone else had their turn before the judge.
They might be stupid and they might be drunk and they
might be midly destructive and disorderly or whatever
the case out on the street, but when they come in
here, they're all cleaned up, it's yes sir, no sir,
I can't believe how stupid I was, I'm really sorry,
I'm going to pay my fine right away.
I got the easy part, the officers on the street, they
got the hard part.
The other half of the people ticketed come to court