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Excise Police Arrest Hundreds During Scheid Diesel Weekend

Indiana State Excise Police Officers alone have arrested 254 people on 305 charges, including underage drinking, various drug and operating while intoxicated charges and criminal recklessness.
The Scheid Diesel Extravaganza is wrapping up Sunday, and so far this weekend, Indiana State Excise Police Officers alone have arrested 254 people on 305 charges.

Over 100 of those arrests were for underage drinking, and the Party Cask Beverage Center on Third Street was cited for sale of alcohol to a minor and allowing a minor to loiter after officers saw an underage male walking out of the store with a case of beer.

There were also various drug and operating while intoxicated charges.

Several people were arrested for criminal recklessness after they were observed "power braking" in large crowds in store parking lots. 

And 162 additional citations include:  excessive exhaust or smoke, open container violation, seat belt violation and  other traffic offenses.

Final numbers from other law enforcement agencies are expected Monday.

Excise Police also report:
- 105 people for underage possession or consumption of alcohol, including 21 juveniles less than 18. Five of them were also charged with false informing and one with being in a liquor store.
- 12 adults were arrested for providing alcohol to minors
- 12 juveniles were cited for possession of tobacco
- 3 were arrested for operating while intoxicated
- 5 were arrested on drug charges
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