Flower power filled the Schoolies compound at Victor Harbor last night for the second night of the 2017 festival on Saturday, November 25.
Despite its reputation as the biggest party night of the Schoolies Festival, police were ‘reasonably happy’ with the behaviour, arresting just one school leaver.
The 17-year-old Modbury North boy was arrested for disorderly behaviour.
However, four ‘toolies’ were arrested, including two locals: a 20-year-old Goolwa man and a 23-year-old Middleton man.
The 20-year-old was arrested for disorderly behaviour and failing to leave a declared public precinct while the 23-year-old was nabbed for re-entering the precinct and hindering police.
An intoxicated 18-year-old man from Athelstone was arrested for assault and disorderly behaviour after he allegedly assaulted an 18-year-old woman.
The woman, who was not known to the man, received minor fractural injuries.
The man will face court to answer to his assault charge.
Encounter Youth communications manager Alecia Curran said the arrested man had pursued an apprenticeship this past year instead of completing school, but was celebrating with his cohort and was entitled to be there.
A 19-year-old Newton man also was arrested for refusing to provide his name, and resisting and hindering police.
Twenty-three schoolies were treated by the SA Ambulance, with six being transfered to the South Coast District Hospital and three taken to Adelaide for further treatment.
Overall, 43 fines were handed out, all for urinate in public place and drinking alcohol in a dry zone and of the 350 people breath tested, just one person returned a positive reading for exceeding the alcohol limit.
Superintendent Mark Fairney, Officer in Charge of the Hills Fleurieu LSA said it was another great night on the Fleurieu, not only for the Schoolies but for police and all other agencies in attendance at the event.
SA Ambulance and SA Police urged school leavers to contact them if they were in trouble, reassuring schoolies that the emergency services were there to help them.
A bus shuttle will be taking schoolies to and from the compound in the centre of Victor Harbor every night.