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1.1M attend Dream Cruise, police say

Michael Martindale
The Detroit News

Royal Oak Police Chief Thomas Goad said Monday that an estimated 1.1 million people attended this year's Dream Cruise.

Only six Cruise-related arrests occurred in Royal Oak, where the largest concentration of cruisers and bystanders occurs each year, Goad said in a news release Monday.

One cruise-related arrest occurred Friday for having open alcohol in public. On Saturday, the five separate cruise-related arrests concerned operating under the influence of drugs; misdemeanor warrants and obstructing a police officer; possession of marijuana and open alcohol in public; operating while intoxicated; and felony warrants.

A Cruise In Shoes 5K run/walk drew 1,100 participants, police said.

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