Excise Police (ISEP) officers arrested or cited 23 people and six businesses
during Michigan City’s six annual Super Boat Great Lakes Grand Prix this
Four people were
arrested on drug-related charges and two minors on alcohol-related charges,
ISEP said, while 22 were cited for various other infractions, including two
for open container violations.
locations were cited administratively for various alcohol and tobacco
violations, ISEP said:
521 Franklin, was preliminary cited for a floor-plan violation.
* King Richard’s
Liquors, 3311 Franklin, was preliminarily cited for allowing a minor to
enter, sale of alcohol to a minor, and failure to check ID.
401 Franklin, was preliminarily cited for a floor-plan violation on Friday,
then again on Saturday for allowing carry-in/carry-out alcoholic beverages.
* Me and My Bar,
3201 E. Dunes Highway, was preliminarily cited for violating the state
Smoke-Free Air law by allowing smoking where prohibited, failure to remove
smoking paraphernalia, and failure to post signage.
* Next Door Store,
10201 U.S. Highway 12, was preliminarily cited for not having
* Clubhouse, 415 E.
U.S. Highway 20, was preliminarily cited for allowing carry-in/carry-out
alcoholic beverages and allowing a minor to loiter at two separate catering
“As the enforcement
division of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, the primary mission
of the Indiana State Excise Police is to promote public safety by enforcing
Indiana’s Alcoholic Beverage Code,” ISEP said. “While excise officers have
the authority to enforce any state law, they focus primarily on alcohol,
tobacco and related laws.”