Notre Dame, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Indiana State Excise Police officers arrested 72 people on 99 charges working on and around the campus of the University of Notre Dame this weekend.
According to a press release sent by the Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission, excise officers arrested 41 people on 53 charges during tailgating before Notre Dame’s game against Michigan.
On Friday, excise officers arrested 31 people on 46 charges, including 18 adults for furnishing alcohol to a minor.
Over the weekend, 45 minors were arrested for illegal consumption or possession of alcohol – including eight less than 18 years old. Excise officers also cited six minors for possession of false ID. Two people were arrested for public intoxication, two for resisting law enforcement and one on a drug-related charge. One juvenile was cited for possession of tobacco and 38 people were arrested or cited on a variety of other charges, including disorderly conduct, false informing, false government ID, and various traffic violations.
During Sunday’s tailgating, officers arrested a female juvenile after she fell down in front of them in the White Field lot. She had a BAC of .20% and was later released to the custody of her father.
A male juvenile ran from officers as they were speaking with a group of people in the tailgating lots. He was caught and found to have a BAC of .07%. He was cited and was released to his mother after she was cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor.
Another male was arrested after giving a false Pennsylvania drivers license and other false information to officers. He had a BAC of .16% and will face charges for illegal consumption, false informing and possession of false ID.
Sunday’s tailgating arrests are up from five people arrested on nine charges during Notre Dame’s home football game against Purdue on Sept. 8.
Indiana State Excise Police officers were working in Notre Dame this weekend as part of the Intensified College Enforcement, or ICE, initiative. The new program aims to reduce underage access to and use of alcohol at six college campuses: Ball State University, Butler University, Indiana University, Indiana State University, the University of Notre Dame and Purdue University.