LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — San Bernardino police arrested more than two dozen partygoers at an all-night electronic music event that drew 25,000 people to the National Orange Show Events Center on Saturday night.
Twenty-one people were arrested at "Audiotistic" on suspicion of felony drug and other offenses, and several more were arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor crimes, police said according to the LA Times.
Also, fifteen people were hospitalized for non-life-threatening issues.
Electronic festivals have been subject to scrutiny this summer in the wake of the suspected drug overdose death of a 15-year-old girl and the hospitalization of over 100 attendees at the Electric Daisy Carnival last month at the LA Memorial Coliseum.
“Although there were still some issues to report, the number of problems is an improvement over past events of this nature,” the San Bernardino Police Department said in a written statement.
Insomniac Events, promoter of both the Electric Daisy Carnival and Audiotistic, this month announced a new 18-and-over policy for all of its events. The promoter agreed to reimburse the city of San Bernardino for police officers assigned to work the event according to the LA Times.
Insomniac Events issued a news release Sunday stating that its 18-and-older policy was successfully enforced at Audiotistic.
"Audiotistic 2010 proves that Insomniac Events knows how to produce a safe and secure music festival and that an 18-and-older policy can be implemented successfully,” Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac’s chief executive, said in a statement. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers