Each year thousands of country music fans flock to Florence, Arizona for the country music equivalent of Coachella: Country Thunder. While most people are there having a good time within the limits of the law the event is known for various acts of violence that come with gathering large groups of people together. This year the headline for illegal activities seems to have involved underage drinking with law enforcement officials reporting 189 arrests:
State liquor agents say 189 people were arrested for underage drinking-related crimes at this month’s Country Thunder music festival in Florence.
The four-day outdoor event drew the attention of Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control officers because underage drinking has been an ongoing problem at the event. Liquor control officers worked with state police to deploy between five and 20 officers at a time.
Liquor control Sgt. Wes Kuhl says many of the arrested underage drinkers had blood-alcohol levels more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent.
Those arrested were cited for being a minor in possession of alcohol, using a face ID to buy alcohol or furnishing alcohol to a minor.
The country music festival ran from April 12 through April 15.
via the Arizona Republic
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