Before Dauphin’s Countryfest had even started, those waiting in line to get in were already being ticketed.
RCMP say that fans started drinking on Wednesday while waiting on the highway in a 20 km lineup outside the festival gates.
17 charges for having liquor in an unauthorized place and seven speeding charges were handed out.
ChrisD.ca’s Tyler Sutherland is in attendance and says officers let a lot of offenses slide and not everyone got ticketed.
The festival officially kicked off last night and runs until July 5.