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Police Lay Down the Law at Dauphin’s Countryfest

July 2, 2010 9:55 AM | News

Dauphin’s Countryfest kicked off Thursday and if you weren’t stuck in traffic in Winnipeg, you had one heck of a wait outside the gates to the four-day music festival.

RCMP said in a release Friday morning traffic was lined up on Highway 10 for approximately 6-8 kilometres.

Since Wednesday — one day before the gates officially opened — officers have issued 32 speeding tickets, seven tickets to people failing to wear seat belts, five tickets for other traffic offences, and four people were charged under the Liquor Control Act.

On Thursday evening, police responded to three calls to the Countryfest site, which included one hit and run and two disturbances. Three people ended up being arrested for being intoxicated.

Officers will be conducting check stops in the area throughout the weekend.

Dauphin’s Countryfest wraps up July 4.