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Area police reported a relatively calm weekend with no major events occurring during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans (R) said only one late-night party got slightly out of control, where a large fight was reported at the American Legion on Sixes Road in Prince Frederick.

At 12:58 a.m. March 17, deputies responded to the American Legion where people were fighting inside the building, according to a sheriff’s office press release. About 50 people were involved in several small scuffles that were broken up by police, deputies said.

Terry A. Tucker, 36, of Prince Frederick was allegedly trying to fight another person and was told to stop or be arrested. Tucker ignored commands and was arrested, but he continued to be confrontational and tried to push away from officers while yelling obscenities, police said. He was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Evans said deputies made about six arrests for people driving under the influence of alcohol between Friday and Sunday. He said that’s a “usual” amount of DUI arrests, with averages of between four and eight arrests for such offenses per weekend.

Det. Sgt. A. Paton, assistant commander of the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick barrack, said troopers arrested five people for driving under the influence between Friday and Sunday, which he said was “pretty standard.”

“It’s not an unusually high number … for any weekend,” Paton said. “That’s about what we usually get.”

Evans said considering there were a lot of deputies and troopers on patrol last weekend and a relatively low number of DUI arrests were made, he felt optimistic that police were “getting the message out.”

“I’m hoping we deterred [more people] from making mistakes,” Evans said. “We’re going to continue to try to save lives by keeping drunk drivers off the road and continue to encourage people to choose wisely so we don’t have to notify someone that someone was killed.”

kfitzpatrick@somdnews.com