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Purdue bars checked for safety during Grand Prix weekend

West Lafayette police and fire departments are making rounds today for Grand Prix weekend.

Posted: Apr 21, 2018 5:17 PM
Updated: Apr 21, 2018 11:27 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)-- West Lafayette police and fire departments made rounds Saturday, for Grand Prix weekend.

Bars at Purdue University must stay below the maximum occupancy numbers to follow safety regulations.

Neon Cactus owner Sheila Cochran said they have to strategize.

"We're breaking it up just to slow them down, there's only so many doormen at that front door that can I.D. everyone and we want them to not feel too much pressure, so they're doing a good job!" said Cochran.

West Lafayette Fire Chief Tim Heath went around checking in on bar's occupancy numbers. Before the weekend starts, Heath goes over rules and regulations with bar owners.

"That's our main goal is to make sure everyone is out having a good time," said Heath. "The numbers and just showing a presence is important to us that we're out."

The number of people allowed inside is dependent on the size of the building but regardless, he wants everyone to be safe this weekend.

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