UPDATE: Notre Dame Lacrosse players cited for alcohol

UPDATE:

The students are back and so are excise police.

More information is coming to light in drinking charges against 12 Notre Dame students.

On Saturday, liquor officers witnessed a small SUV pull out of the "Belmont Liquors" parking lot near campus with a dozen people crammed inside.

Police stopped the car at the corner of South Bend Avenue and Jacob Street after seeing a passenger toss a black plastic bag out the window.

Police found a case of beer and several bottles of liquor strung throughout the car.

Today we confirmed some of the students inside the vehicle are on the Notre Dame lacrosse team including senior Steve Murphy who police cited for supplying alcohol to minors, littering and not wearing a seat belt.

Newscenter 16 contacted the Notre Dame Athletic Department which declined comment.

The full State Excise Police Report is attached to this article.

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ORIGINAL:

Move-in weekend didn't go as smoothly as planned for a handful of students who had run-ins with the law.

Indiana State Excise Police cited 16 students on a total of 32 charges while patrolling around Notre Dame this weekend, mostly for Illegal Consumption of Alcohol.

A dozen students, who told officers they were members of the Notre Dame lacrosse team, were pulled over for littering near the corner of South Bend Ave. and Jacob St. as they were leaving a liquor store. All twelve of them were riding in the same car.

One passenger was cited for littering, giving alcohol to a minor and not wearing a seat belt, While the driver was cited for minor transportation of alcohol.

The other ten students were cited for illegal consumption of alcohol and not wearing a seat belt.

Everyone cited this weekend will appear in St. Joseph County court on later dates.


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