Twenty persons were
arrested or cited during Whiting’s annual Pierogi Festival on Friday and
Saturday, the Indiana State Excise Police (ISEP) said.
patrolled inside the Pierogi Festival, as well as in the communities of
Whiting, Hammond, and East Chicago over the weekend, ISEP said.
Charges filed or
* Minor possession
of alcohol (seven).
* Open container
alcohol to a minor (three).
* Driving while
* Drug possession
* Minor in a tavern
or liquor store (one).
As the enforcement
division of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, ISEP’s primary
mission 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