INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indiana State Excise police officers arrested 181 people around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Indy 500 weekend.
According to a release, those arrested were charged with alcohol or drug-related offenses – a total of 214 charges, which is up from 125 issues in 2012.
Most of the arrests were on Carb Day Friday and the night before the race along Georgetown Road.
Officers patrolled inside and near the Speedway Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The following is a breakdown of the charges given during the Indy 500 weekend:
- 137 – Illegal Possession or Consumption of Alcohol
- 20 – Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana or Possession of Paraphernalia
- 12 – Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor
- 12 – Possession of False Identification
- 9 – Public Indecency or Public Nudity
- 8 – Juvenile Possession of Tobacco
- 6 – Furnishing Tobacco to a Juvenile
- 3 – Resisting Law Enforcement
- 2 – Public Intoxication
- 2 – False Informing
- 1 – Battery on Law Enforcement
- 1 – Disorderly Conduct
- 1 – Warrant Arrest
Superintendent Matt Strittmatter said public safety was his department's primary goal and officers monitored activity to ensure a safe, enjoyable time.
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