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People at Scheid Diesel Extravaganza Keep Cops Busy / Drunk Check Point Results

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Nearly 150 people were cited or arrested after a festival got rowdy in Terre Haute this weekend.

Indiana State Excise Police officers issued 178 tickets, most for illegal possession or consumption of alcohol, during the annual Scheid Diesel Fest at the Vigo County Fairgrounds.

An 18-year-old girl at the fairgrounds was hospitalized for severe intoxication and she will be charged with illegal consumption of alcohol.

A 16-year-old boy from Canada was cited for illegal consumption of alcohol after he was caught drinking beer with his father, police said. His father was also cited.

Some of the worst behavior that caused the most problems took place outside the fairgrounds at the Burlington Coat Factory lot.

A 17-year-old girl was cited for illegal consumption, public nudity and public intoxication after she was found dancing topless on the roof of a bus in the parking lot.

Four other women were cited for public nudity after they exposed themselves while performing on poles in the back of pickup trucks in the same lot, which was visible to passing traffic on U.S. 41.

 Police were called back to the Burlington Coat Factory lot early Sunday when officers reported that the crowd was hurling beer bottles at police.

 

The lot was cleared and fights were broken up.

Meanwhile, Indiana State Police stayed busy patrolling the diesel event both Friday and Saturday evenings.

Extra patrols were used to make sure that those attending the event as well as the general public were safe.

The troopers utilized plain cars, high performance Mustangs, and marked patrol cars to conduct the extra patrols.

Here are the numbers:

There were a total of 755 traffic citations issued

Traffic Citations (Moving Violations) Issued….....519

Driving Under the Influence Arrests……………………….….27

Traffic Warnings Issued……………………………….….…..691

Police Services (police were called to respond to an event) ...71

Motor Vehicle Crashes Investigated…………………….….…..1

Truck Violation Tickets Issued…………………………….......48

Criminal Arrests (Misdemeanor….18 and Felony…….5)

Seatbelt Citations…………………………………………..….197

Portable Breath Tests Administered…………..………………187

Miscellaneous Alcohol Arrests………………………………...15

 

On top of that you’ll remember last week we told you that there would be a DUI check point.

It happened on Thursday evening, August 23rd, from 10 p.m. until midnights on US 40 near the river, and consisted of State Police, Terre Haute Police and the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department.

 DUI arrests…………………..3

Traffic Citations…………….17

Traffic Warnings…………....19

Vehicles thru Checkpoint….188

Criminal Arrests……………...2 

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