RCMP Kept Busy at Dauphin’s Countryfest

RCMP had their hands full over the long weekend, tending to several calls for service at Dauphin’s Countryfest.

On Sunday, police responded to two assaults, one disturbance and one mischief call. At least eight people were arrested and lodged for being intoxicated.

Sixteen people were given speeding tickets, while eight people were charged for other traffic offences and two were charged for having open liquor. One motorist had their driving privileges suspended for 24 hours.

The same day, police arrested a man alleged to have been selling cocaine. Stanley Joseph Cote, 38, was found to be in possession of approximately nine grams of a substance RCMP believed to be cocaine. The resident of Cote First Nation will appear in Dauphin court later today.

On Monday, a 42-year-old Dauphin man was found unresponsive at the festival site. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced deceased. RCMP don’t suspect foul play to be involved, and an autopsy is pending.

On June 28, before Countryfest even began, RCMP issued 32 speeding tickets on Highway 10 leading into the music festival site. Four other tickets were issued for various traffic offences, while another ticket was given for open liquor.

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