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Excise Police active in Michigan City at Super Boat Grand Prix

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Indiana State 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 past weekend.

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.

The following locations were cited administratively for various alcohol and tobacco violations, ISEP said:

* Maxine’s, 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.

* Ryan’s, 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 tobacco-related signage.

* 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 permit locations.

“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.”


Posted 8/4/2014