Blarney Blowout price tag could top $200,000 - CBS 3 Springfield - WSHM

Blarney Blowout price tag could top $200,000

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AMHERST, MA (WSHM) -

People are now learning the costs associated with the Blarney Blowout earlier this month.

The pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration that spun out of control will likely total more than $200,000 for public safety, consultant fees and property damage.

That's according to the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Other costs, such as hospital emergency care, could push that total even higher.

Of the nearly 70 people arrested and 141 that were charged, about 20 were University of Massachusetts students.

Police said most of the others were from colleges and universities outside of Amherst.

A review by former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis is expected to cost up to $160,000.

Overtime and pepper spray cost taxpayers $23,000.

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