Nearly 200 people arrested, cited by police during Indy 500 weekend

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SPEEDWAY – Excise officers with Indiana State Police arrested or cited nearly 200 people over the weekend in Speedway.

Among those arrested or cited were 139 minors, 40 adults, and 15 juveniles on 245 charges.

Excise officers issued 149 summonses for illegal possession or consumption of an alcoholic beverage.

Other preliminary charges included possession of false identification, furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor, and 48 drug related charges.

“Our objective during the Indianapolis 500 weekend is to help to ensure that everyone attending has a safe environment in which to enjoy the festivities,” Superintendent Matt Strittmatter said.

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