IU Excise Police Arrest Record Number at Little 500

IU Excise Police Arrest Record Number at Little 500


Excise officers arrested a record 235 people at Indiana University’s Little 500.


Indiana State Excise Police officers say those 235 people were arrested on 285 charges during the events in Bloomington this weekend – this is up 29 from 2012.

Police say in the last several years, the majority of tickets issued were for alcohol offenses.
This year, officers also made arrested for possession of ecstasy, operating while intoxicated, theft, criminal conversion, criminal trespass, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, resisting law enforcement, false informing, indecent exposure, furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor, open container violation and public intoxication, according to a press release.

Only one individual was taken to the hospital for a high blood alcohol concentration, testing a .29 percent. The man opened the back of an unmarked police car and got in the back seat, thinking it was a taxi cab. He was taken to the Monroe County Jail after medical evaluation.

Police say about half of those cited were not Indiana University students and were visiting from other schools.

Bloomington police also report one person was taken to a hospital by ambulance and four other people were treated by medics after falling when the floor of a porch and its steps shifted away from an apartment building Saturday night. Eight to 10 people were on the porch at the time.