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A Guide to Staying Out of Trouble at SnowGlobe 2016

A Guide to Staying Out of Trouble at SnowGlobe 2016

Know what’s worse than not getting a ticket to SnowGlobe?  Getting arrested or cited at SnowGlobe after you’ve gone to the effort of paying for a ticket, making the trip and designing a blinking bodysuit and parka.  Not that arrests are overwhelmingly common at the event, but we must remember it’s an EDM affair, with lots of festive folks looking to party, leading right up to New Year’s Eve.  That’s a potent combination of fun factors that will inevitably land a few unfortunate souls in the back seat of the wrong car. The key, of course, is to not be among the hapless few.  Avoiding trouble at this festival boils down to using basic common sense and decent decision-making.  The most common offense leading to arrest is driving while intoxicated.  The most common infraction leading to citation is Minor in Possession of alcohol.  Then comes possession of narcotics and on down the list. Given the data above, the best decision you can make is not operating a vehicle.  With Uber, Lyft and good old fashioned taxis, there is no reason you should drive after the trancing and dancing is done.  The 20-dollar fare pales in comparison to the financial cost of a DUI.  Besides, it’s the week between Christmas and New Year’s.  Cops are instructed to be hype-vigilant to keep motorists safe and their departments well-funded.  And they’re no strangers to festivals like this.  After all, their brethren keep a watchful eye on the Granddaddy of all festivals each summer in the Black Rock Desert not too far away. Lesser offenses like minor in possession and drug possession will cause an abrupt cessation to the celebration as well.  If you’re involved with the police in any...