Excise officers arrest 74 before classes start at IU

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WLFI) – Indiana State Excise Police arrested 74 people on 125 charges in Bloomington the weekend before classes get underway at Indiana University.

Officers arrested 60 people for illegal possession or consumption of alcohol. Thirty-one were cited or arrested for having false identification. There were also 13 minors charged with making false statements regarding their age to an employee at a licensed establishment. Two minors were charged with being inside a tavern or liquor store. Ten adults were charged with providing alcohol to minors.

Among those arrested was Austin Dunn, 20, of Greenwood, Ind., who ran from an excise officer after trying to use false identification at Kilroy’s Sports Bar. After chasing Dunn down an alley and arresting him, officers found a pill bottle with a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine. He faces preliminary charges of possession of cocaine, resisting law enforcement, illegal consumption of alcohol, false statement of age and possession of false identification.

Also arrested was Sean Flaherty, 18, of Peoria, Ill., who was jailed after he tested at 2.44 BAC on a portable breath test. He was jailed on a preliminary charge of illegal consumption of alcohol. John Flaherty, 18, of Hinsdale, Ill., was jailed on preliminary charges of illegal consumption of alcohol and resisting law enforcement.

Two men were also arrested Saturday night after being seen by officers walking with cans of Four Loko near 13th Street and Fess Avenue. Five people were issued traffic tickets for infractions, including open container violations.

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