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Crowd stays out of big trouble at Arizona’s Country Thunder

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FLORENCE, Ariz. — Law enforcers said there were no major incidents during the four-day country music festival southeast of Phoenix.

The Casa Grande Dispatch reports police made 25 arrests for people suspected of driving under the influence at the Country Thunder festival in Florence that ended Sunday.

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office issued 19 citations, 17 of which were for speeding. There were 21 misdemeanor arrests and five felony arrests.

Officials said no major violent incidents were reported.

About 27,000 people attended the festival. Lt. Robert Evans said 10 to 20 deputies were on duty during the event.

According to law enforcement, the festival was an overall success because there was not much trouble.

Headliners included Arizona’s own Dierks Bentley, who recently co-hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards, Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett and more who performed Thursday through Sunday in Florence.

The festival has been coming to Arizona and Wisconsin for the past 23 years.

KTAR’s Jade Carter contributed to this report.

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