Excise police make arrest at college football games
Indiana State Excise Police officers arrested 66 people on 75 charges in West Lafayette this weekend and 36 people on 49 charges during the University of Notre Dame's football game on Saturday.
Officers working on and around the Purdue University campus arrested 38 minors for illegal possession or consumption of alcohol Friday and Saturday nights. Three were also charged with possession of false IDs, one of whom was also cited for being in a liquor store.
Excise officers arrested 14 adults for furnishing alcohol to minors. Two people were also arrested on drug-possession charges.
Indiana State Excise Police officers arrested 36 people on 49 charges during the University of Notre Dame's football game against Wake Forest on Saturday.
Excise officers arrested 32 minors on 39 charges, including illegal possession or consumption of alcohol or possession of a false ID. Two juveniles less than 18 were also arrested for underage drinking. One 17-year-old boy from Virginia was preliminary charged with illegal consumption after he tested .14%BAC.
Two adults were also arrested on drug possession and paraphernalia charges.
Two men were also arrested on a variety of charges after officers saw a large fight in the C-1 parking lot.
Kyle L. Kline, 24, of South Bend, and Derrik L. Duszynski, 25, of Walkerton, were arrested on preliminary charges of battery, public intoxication, battery on law enforcement and resisting law enforcement. Duszynski was also arrested on an outstanding arrested warrant out of Michigan. Kline and Duszynski were alleged to have started the fight. An excise officer sustained minor injuries while breaking up the fight, for which he was treated by medical personnel at the scene.
This weekend's enforcement efforts in South Bend are part of the Intensified College Enforcement, or ICE, initiative - itself part of a multi-year effort by the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission to reduce underage drinking. The ICE initiative follows other programs by the ATC aimed at underage access to and use of alcoholic beverages.
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.