TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WANE) - Indiana excise officers arrested 254 people on 305 charges at a diesel pickup rally in Terre Haute this weekend.
Police said officers arrested 105 people for underage possession or consumption of alcohol at the Scheid Diesel Extravaganza at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 21 of those juveniles were under the age of 18. Five of them were also charged with false informing and one was charged with being in a liquor store.
Excise officers arrested 12 adults for providing alcohol to minors. Three people were arrested for operating while intoxicated and five people were also arrested on drug charges, according to police.
Police said several people were arrested for criminal recklessness after officers saw them power braking in large crowds of people in store parking lots along US 41. Officers said the trucks swayed in the rear while holding occupants in the truck beds and numerous pedestrians were right next to the trucks. One of the drivers was also charged with operating while intoxicated.
According to officials, other people were arrested or cited on 162 additional charges, including excessive exhaust or smoke, open container violations, seat belt violations and various traffic offenses. 12 juveniles were also cited for possession of tobacco.
Police said Party Cask Beverage Center, located at 910 S. Third Street, was cited for sale of alcohol to a minor and allowing a minor to loiter after officers observed an underage man walking out of the store with a case of beer.
The identification the underage man had used at the store had another person’s photograph on it and a height of 5’6”, when he was actually 6’1”, according to excise police.
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