ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis police say wind gusts and the cold temperature helped keep crowds in check for Saturday’s Mardi Gras Parade and celebration in Soulard.

Major Michael Sack says 41 of 44 arrests were for underage drinking.

“Individuals that come down here that are not of age who somehow come across some alcohol, our folks are able to find a number of them and kind of weed them out,” he says.

Sack says the other three arrests were for property damage or disorderly conduct.

Police had 23 checkpoints in the Soulard area.

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