OWIs up slightly, student citations down sharp during weekend originally scheduled for Oktoberfest in La Crosse

Arrests of adults were also down in 2020 to 2019.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Following the weekend that Oktoberfest was originally scheduled in La Crosse, the La Crosse Police Department is releasing numbers from the weekend.

There were seven OWI citations in La Crosse between Thursday at 5 and the end of Sunday.

That is one more than last year for the same time frame.

There were 30 students with their school reported that were cited or arrested.

19 of those students go to UW-La Crosse and two each from Viterbo and Western Technical College.

One student each from Central, Logan and Onalaska High Schools are listed in the report.

The other four students go to colleges around Wisconsin.

That is a large decrease from last year, when 138 were arrested or cited.

In 2020, 30 adults were arrested, resulting in 55 charges.

Those are both down from 2019.

That year, 47 adults were arrested, resulting in 77 charges.