Campers will be rolling off the grounds Monday morning to mark the close of Saskatchewan’s biggest party at Country Thunder.
Weather didn’t put any damper on the fun at Country Thunder. There were no rain storms or mosquito issues as the grounds remained dry. Concert goers only had to deal with hot weather and gusty wind.
On Friday festival organizers also announced Chris Stapleton as the first headliner for 2019. Stapleton normally doesn’t perform at any music festivals and this will be his first ever stop in Saskatchewan.
Police report more impaired drivers outside festival
RCMP officers patrolling the grounds and the roads around Craven responded to 43 calls for service on Sunday, bringing the total for the weekend up to 145.
On Saturday police responded to one impaired driver found on the festival grounds as well as five assaults including one domestic assault. One person was found with a controlled drug and two people were found after being reported missing.
On the final day of the festival, police responded to several assaults including one assault with a weapon along with nine calls about causing a disturbance. Police also responded to seven medical assistance calls.
RCMP laid one impaired driving charge inside the festival gates for a man described as ‘highly intoxicated’ while driving a golf cart.
Between Thursday and Monday morning, police held 39 people in custody and laid 19 charges under the criminal code.
Outside the grounds, traffic officers also made 380 stops and noted an increase in impaired drivers. Police gave out 75 warnings and laid 93 charges under the Traffic Safety Act. There were two licence suspensions related to drinking and four vehicles were impounded.
RCMP will be updating the numbers later on Monday.