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RCMP respond to nine calls, escort three men off Countryfest site in 24 hours

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DAUPHIN'S COUNTRYFEST - Fans rock on through the rain during Lee Brice Friday evening.

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The RCMP announced its latest batch of Countryfest-related service calls this morning.

In the last 24 hours in Dauphin, RCMP responded to nine calls at the country music festival—one alleged assault, six disturbances, one call for assistance and one breach of probation for a 19-year-old man from Brandon.

Three men were escorted offsite for being intoxicated and were held in cells.

On Friday, the RCMP reported eight calls within the last 24 hours from the Countryfest site. They removed five men from the premises due to intoxication and held them in cells.

The RCMP would like to remind everyone to drink responsibly in order to safely enjoy the festival.

Countryfest, Canada's longest-running country music festival, is being held June 26-29. The festival site is located 10 km south of Dauphin.

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