Over 180 arrested at Indy 500 weekend

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
MGN Online

MGN Online


The Indiana State Excise Police Department made more than 180 arrests while working at the Indianapolis 500 this weekend.

There were 214 different charges filed ranging from disorderly conduct to public intoxication. Last year there were a total of 125 charges filed.

Most of the arrests were alcohol or drug-related, and most were made on Carburetion Day and the night before the race.

Patrols were done on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as the police department sought to ensure the public’s safety.

“The Indianapolis 500 is an event where public safety is a primary focus for State Excise Police,” Superintendent Matt Strittmatter said. “With large amounts of alcohol consumed this weekend, officers must monitor activities closely so everyone has an enjoyable, but safe time.”


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