More Than 100 Arrested or Cited During Stagecoach Festival

Arrests and non-vehicle related citations issued during the 2018 Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio last weekend were down for the second consecutive year, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Indio Police Department.

Police said 60 people were arrested for drug or alcohol intoxication, while 46 were for cited carrying a false ID at the Empire Polo Grounds during the weekend of April 27-29, bringing the total to 106, compared to 139 in 2017 and 157 in 2016.

Police said they also issued 32 citations for “various motor vehicle driving violations” and 96 citations for unlawful use of a disabled person placard last weekend. Traffic citation information from previous years was unavailable.

The country music extravaganza headlined by Garth Brooks, Keith Urban and Florida Georgia Line wrapped up Indio’s April festival season that brings scores of fans to the region for Stagecoach and the two-weekend Coachella Music Festival.

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