Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa’s New York Concert Mired by Arrests, Alcohol Poisoning
Over 50 individuals had to be removed from Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg's concert in New York on Tuesday due to alcohol poisoning. According to law enforcers, several people were also arrested due to various crimes including underage drinking.
The incident happened earlier this week as Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa performed at the Nikon Jones Beach Amphitheater in Wantagh for The High Road Tour . During the event, more than 50 people were taken out of the venue due to alcohol poisoning.
According to Page Six, police officers who responded to the scene had to shut down the restrooms in the venue after they saw teenagers drinking vodka out of water bottles inside.
TMZ noted that about 35 people had to be treated for alcohol poisoning, including 25 who were underage.
Aside from the hospitalizations, about a dozen individuals were also arrested that night. Reuters reported that many of those individuals detained were charged with underage drinking, using fake IDs and driving under the influence of alcohol. 4 people were arrested for the possession of marijuana.
"Law enforcement has a zero tolerance policy for underage drinking in New York State and our state parks," New York State Parks spokesperson Randy Simons said according to Reuters. "People who jeopardize public safety with underage drinking, driving while intoxicated and illegal drug use or possession will not be tolerated."
The events on Tuesday were not the only unfortunate incidents that happened on Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa's The High Road Tour. Last week, while the two rappers were at a concert in Camden, New Jersey, the railing separating the crowd from the stage collapsed, injuring 42 audience members.
This just happened at Snoop & Wiz's show in New Jersey. pic.twitter.com/AsuAYf7fxl
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