100 arrested for underage drinking at BamJam

ENTERPRISE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities report more than 100 alcohol-related arrests at the Bama Jam music festival, most involving underage drinking.

Alabama Beverage Control Lt. Jean Turner said Monday there had been at least 139 arrests, with 124 of them involving drinking by someone under the age of 21.

Turner said one person pulled a knife on an ABC agent and was arrested Friday night.

Promoter Ronnie Gilley said the staff is working hard to keep alcohol out of the hands of younger fans at the three-day event near Enterprise.

Mike Jones of Event Operations, which helped monitor underage drinking, said many of those caught had broken wristbands that may have been discarded or given to them by someone else.

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