Excise police arrest 71 in Muncie

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MUNCIE, Ind. (WANE)  Excise police officers arrested 71 people on 88 charges in Muncie this weekend.

On Friday, 47 people were arrested on 49 charges including, possession of alcohol, false statement of age and resisting law enforcement. Four of those who were arrested were adults and charged with giving alcohol to minors.

On Saturday, police arrested 34 people on 39 charges, including resisting law enforcement, illegal possession of alcohol, giving alcohol to a minor, and possession of false ID, misuse of license, minor in tavern, false informing and false statement of age.

Excise police also issued traffic tickets Friday and Saturday, including open container violations. Excise police sent out a tweet Saturday afternoon warning residents “excise officers will be patrolling in Muncie again tonight. Last night, 45 people were arrested or cited on alcohol-related charges.”

Tomorrow, classes for the fall semester begin at Ball State University.

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