Patrol issues 13 DUI tickets at checkpoints on Jam nights

The 2010 Country Jam in Mack has been more than just the music of Lee Ann Womack, Clay Walker or Keith Urban. It’s also been about alcohol, at least is has been for the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

Reporting activity statistics from Friday through the early hours of Saturday, deputies issued 46 minor-in-possession tickets and seven contributing-alcohol-to-a-minor citations, and they made two assault arrests.

At the same time, the Colorado State Patrol, which is conducting DUI checkpoints nearby, issued 13 tickets for driving under the influence of alcohol, and the Grand Junction Police Department issued 11 minor-in-possession tickets and four tickets for procuring alcohol for an underage person.

“Too many DUI arrests from Country Jam last night,” deputies reported on their Twitter account late Friday. “Please have a sober driver or call someone for a ride. It’s not worth it.”


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