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Indiana State Excise Police make over 200 arrests on the weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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It was a busy weekend for the Indiana State Excise Police officers who made 211 arrests around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A majority of the people arrested were charged with alcohol and drug-related offenses.

The number of arrests increased from last year's 181. The same is true for the number of charges which increased from 214 last year to 250.

“Public safety is a priority for the State Excise Police,” Superintendent Matt Strittmatter said. “Alcohol consumption is expected at events like the Indianapolis 500; however, irresponsible consumption often causes problems that can lessen the enjoyment by many race fans.”

The Indiana State Excise Police is an enforcement division of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission.

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