Authorities cracking down on Country Jam drinking

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Grand Junction, Colo (KKCO) --- Country Jam is a great experience, as long as you obey the law.

Authorities have become more strict on enforcing citations for underage drinking and drinking and driving.

In 2005, 81 kids were kicked out of the festival and were issued summons for drinking under the legal age and just last year that number increased to 135, as law enforcement at the music festival are more aware of what to look for.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office has partnered with Colorado State Patrol in an attempt to crack down on driving under the influence when leaving Country Jam by setting up DUI checkpoints around Fruita and Grand Junction.

As long as you follow the rules, you are sure to have a jammin' time at this event.

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