A 21-year-old man who was tased after a fight with police is just one of a dozen arrests made at the Craven Country Jamboree on Friday.
According to RCMP, around 12:45 p.m. a truck was spotted in the campground driving erratically and aggressively.
Because the truck was close to people, officer flashed their emergency lights. That’s when Staff Sergeant Brad Lazicki said a man got out of the truck, walked into the crowd, and started to run.
“Apparently to avoid the police.”
Officers managed to catch up to the man, but they got into an altercation, so one of the officers tased him.
The 21-year-old man was arrested, as of Saturday morning alcohol related charges were pending. The man’s truck was impounded for 60 days.
He was one of 14 people arrested on Friday at Craven. There was a physical assault, and three drug seizures: cocaine, marijuana, and magic mushrooms.
One-hundred and fifty-five traffic violations were issued, two people were charged with impaired driving, and three roadside suspensions were given out – which are a little lower than previous years.
Lazicki said it seems to be going well.
“For a festival like this, I don’t anything is out of the ordinary.”
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