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Last updated on Monday, August 20, 2012
(BLOOMINGTON) - A record 258 tickets were issued during Indiana University’s Welcome Week.
Indiana State Excise Police officers issued 258 citations and jailed nearly two-dozen people after patrolling around the campus Wednesday through Saturday nights, police say.
Officers also sought medical treatment for four highly intoxicated people, all of which had blood alcohol contents in excess of .25 percent.
Excise police cited 177 people for illegal possession or consumption of alcohol. Nineteen minors were cited for possession of false ID. Five of those minors were ticketed for being in a bar or liquor store.
Nine adults were cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor, and three people were arrested on drug related charges, including possession of methamphetamine and possession of a legend drug, both felonies, according to police.
Seven were arrested for public intoxication. One person was jailed for resisting law enforcement and battery.
Thirty-six people were also ticketed for a variety of other offenses including theft, false informing, trespass, public nudity and various traffic offenses.
This weekend surpassed any previous Welcome Week tickets and arrests at the university. Last year, 191 tickets were issued. In 2010, officers issued 138.
The Little 500 weekend in April resulted in a record 256 citations
Officers working in Bloomington this weekend were working as part of the Intensified College Enforcement (ICE). The program aims to reduce underage access to and use of alcohol at six college campuses. Those campuses are Ball State, Butler, Indiana, Indiana State, Notre Dame and Purdue.
"This weekend, excise officers encountered numerous young people with dangerously high intoxication levels," Superintendent Matt Strittmatter said. "We will continue to enforce Indiana law to ensure the safety of students and local residents."
Those cited this weekend will appear in Monroe Circuit Court.
Indiana State Excise Police officers issued 32 citations this weekend at Notre Dame University in South Bend.
The 16 people were cited on a total of 32 charges, most for illegal consumption of alcohol.
Fifty-seven tickets were issued this weekend at Ball State University.
On Friday, excise officers cited 19 people on a total of 32 charges, most for illegal consumption of alcohol at Ball State. Other citations were for minor transporting alcohol, possession of false ID, open container violation and traffic offenses.
Two adults were cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor. One juvenile was cited for illegal possession of alcohol and possession of tobacco.
Tickets issued by Indiana State Excise Police during Indiana University's Welcome Week:
191 in 2011
138 in 2010
84 in 2009
63 in 2008
181 in 2007
107 in 2006
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