100 arrested during truck event in Terre Haute

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (August 24, 2014) — Indiana State Excise police arrested 100 people during Scheid Diesel Extravaganza in Terre Haute this weekend.

Some of the charges included: criminal recklessness, illegal possession or consumption of alcohol, furnishing alcohol to minors and various drug-possession charges.

Excise officers worked closely with Indiana State Police and the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office to assist businesses along U.S. 41 south of I-70 in keeping their parking lots safe for their customers. Numerous business managers spoke with excise officers Friday and Saturday nights and requested help getting the large crowds of people to leave.

Store managers complained about trucks doing burnouts in their lots, people urinating on their buildings and exposing themselves. Dozens of officers spent hours clearing their lots. One business put up barricades at its entrances after closing Saturday night, only to have them destroyed and the store’s lot filled with cars again.

Twenty people were arrested for criminal recklessness after they were observed power braking in large crowds of people in store parking lots along U.S. 41.