Excise officers arrest 38 people at country concerts

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) -  Indiana excise officers arrested 38 people at country concerts in Indianapolis and Evansville this weekend. Excise also cited Bankers Life Fieldhouse after a bartender didn’t ask to see a 19-year-old’s ID when he went to buy alcohol.

According to police, on Friday night, officers arrested 14 people on 16 different charges at the Florida Georgia Line concert at the Ford Center in Evansville.

Police said 10 minors, including one who was under the age of 18, were preliminarily charged with underage possession or consumption of alcohol. Two adults were cited for providing alcohol to minors and one person was arrested on preliminarily charges of resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication.

On Saturday night, excise officers arrested 24 people at a concert at Bankers Life Fieldhouse featuring Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett and Brantley Gilbert.

Officers said 19 minors, including one who was under the age of 18, were preliminarily charged with underage possession or consumption of alcohol. Two of them were also cited for having fake ID’s and one for being in a bar room. Five people were cited for providing alcohol to minors and one person was issued a warning for carrying alcohol into the venue.

Bankers Life Fieldhouse was also cited on a preliminary charge of selling alcohol to a minor after officers saw that a bartender didn’t ask to see an ID when a 19-year-old man went to buy alcohol.

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