Beyond Valley wraps up

Despite the hot and windy conditions at the Beyond the Valley music festival, Victoria Police was pleased with the behaviour of festival-goers.

Senior Sergeant Glenn Parke said uniform police officers, the Public Order Response Team, the Highway Patrol and the Dog Squad were successfully employed at the four-day festival, which finished yesterday.

“Overall Victoria Police was happy with the conduct of the majority of festival-goers,” Senior Sergeant Parke said.

“Sadly, however, a small number of people are still not getting the message about drugs and we made 45 drug-related arrests across the four days.

“It was also disappointing to see a number of people detected with drug and drink-driving related offences.

“Road safety has been a significant issue over the past year and it’s a concern that people still chose to drive away from the festival under the influence of drugs or alcohol.”

Victoria Police results during the Beyond the Valley festival included:

• people arrested for drug related offences = 45

• people detected for drink driving offences = 15

• people detected for drug driving offences = 24

• no of reports of theft = 3

• no of preliminary breath tests conducted by Victoria Police = 1910

Drugs seized during the festival included: cocaine, Ketamine, MDMA, LSD and cannabis.

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