Excise Officers Arrest 33 at Butler Midsummer Break
Indiana State Excise Police officers arrested 33 people on 50 charges during Butler University's midsummer break.
Excise police arrested 33 people for illegal possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages. Additional charges on those arrested for underage drinking included: resisting arrest (by fleeing), resisting arrest (by force), public nudity, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, public intoxication, false informing and littering.
Kristina Parro, 20, of Bolling Brook, Ill., was arrested for illegal consumption and false informing after excise officers found her passed out alone next to a bush. She tested .18% BAC. A man approached officers while they were speaking with Parro and said he had been looking for her for 15 minutes but couldn't find her. After being checked by EMS personnel, she was taken to the Marion County Jail.
Adam Raifsnider, 19, Elkhart, Ind., was taken to the Marion County Jail on charges of illegal possession of alcohol and resisting arrest after he ran from police. He was also issued a ticket for littering.
Jackson Reighard, 19, Riverview, Ill., was arrested for illegal consumption of alcohol and public nudity after he was caught twice for underage alcohol possession in less than two hours. He was also cited for littering and possession of false ID. Reighard was taken to the Marion County Jail.
Midsummer break is the weekend between first and second summer session classes, which end on June 21 and begin on June 24, respectively.
Those arrested will appear in Marion Superior Court on future dates.
Excise officers were assisted by Butler University Police Department officers throughout the weekend.
As the enforcement division of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, the primary mission of the Indiana State Excise Police is to promote public safety by enforcing Indiana's Alcoholic Beverage Code. While excise officers have the authority to enforce any state law, they focus primarily on alcohol, tobacco and related laws.
All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.