Security solutions proposed after Tacoma Santa Parade was breached by reckless driver

After hundreds were left rattled when a car drove erratically through crowds on a parade route, the community is taking a closer look at security enhancements.

TACOMA, Wash. — Organizers are discussing closing gaps in crowd security after a terrifying ordeal at a holiday parade in Tacoma over the weekend. 

On Sunday, a 74-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a car breached the perimeter of Tacoma’s annual Santa Parade and veered straight up the parade route toward the oncoming crowd. 

Thanks in large part to the heroic actions of parade patrons, no one was hurt. According to the

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