Law enforcement: July 4 mostly quiet, controlled

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Law enforcement officials around the Lowcountry are reporting only a few issues related to July 4 celebrations.

According to the City of Charleston, 12 arrests were made Thursday night, including a pair of DUI arrests, two for public disorderly, four public intoxication charges and four open container charges.{}

Officials in Charleston County have been tracking accidents and DUIs since the start of the holiday weekend on Wednesday. Charleston County deputies recorded 40 accidents and five DUI arrests since Wednesday.

There were 14 accidents and three DUIs, the sheriff's office reported.

On Sullivan's Island, officials reported a total of 22 alcohol-related and 72 parking-related tickets over the holiday weekend.

In Georgetown, there were two BUIs and two DUIs, according to the sheriff's office. Officials there said there were no major incidents on the holiday.

North Charleston recorded a pair of shootings in the early morning hours of Friday. In the first, nearly $3,000 of damage was done to cars hit by stray bullets. In the second, a woman was wounded in the leg when someone opened fire at the car in which she was riding.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol covering Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Colleton, Jasper and Beaufort counties said Troopers issued 728 warnings and 588 seatbelt citations over the holiday weekend. Troopers also made 27 DUI arrests and responded to 99 accidents.

Six people died on the state's roadways during the holiday weekend, the SCHP reported.

While law enforcement officials had a successful night without a large number of incidents, the real success may have been at Patriots Point and in North Charleston where tens of thousands of people attended parties for the holiday.

In North Charleston, officials estimated 15,000 turned out for the Fourth of July festival.

Patriots Point officials said they think 20,000 people watched the fireworks show from the park and another 20,000 people watched from boats in Charleston Harbor or from other areas surrounding the harbor.

Officials counts were not held in either location, but Patriots Point officials said the ticket office sold 200 more tickets than 2012 and that gift shop sales were up $5,000 over last year.