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Police Spent Night Patrolling for Out-of-Hand Celebrations

Police Spent Night Patrolling for Out-of-Hand Celebrations

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(KSL News) Police were out in full force overnight, looking for Pioneer Day celebrations that got out of hand.

Police tell us they broke up many fights throughout the night.

They tasered a man during a fight at Liberty Park because he wouldn't calm down. And a woman punched an officer in the face as he was trying to stop her from fighting with a man in the street.

Officers were also on the lookout for illegal fireworks, hoping to keep Pioneer Day fire danger at a minimum.

One Sandy homeowner was caught shooting off illegal fireworks in his back yard. He received a $500 citation.

Many Utahns opted to watch public fireworks shows, leaving the fireworks to the professionals. But people hoping to catch the fireworks at the Real Salt Lake game left disappointed. The University of Utah fire marshal decided conditions were too dry.

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