Excise police cite businesses at Wine Festival
Monday, August 25, 2014 11:00 AM
Indiana State Excise Police officers cited three businesses and arrested one minor during the Swiss Wine Festival.
Excise officers patrolled in and around the festival to promote public safety by enforcing the state's alcohol laws.
The River House, 212 Fairy St., was cited on preliminary charges of allowing a minor to loiter, employing unlicensed personnel and failure to maintain employee-permit records.
Striker Bowling Center, 706 E. Main St., was cited on preliminary charges of unauthorized dealings (retail-to-retail alcohol purchase), employing unlicensed personnel and failure to maintain employee-permit records.
Indian Creek Winery, 6491 County Line Rd NE, in Georgetown, was cited on a preliminary charge of serving wine at a festival without a festival permit.
Excise officers also arrested a 20-year-old man from Alabama on preliminary charges of being in a tavern and illegal consumption of alcohol. Officers found him playing pool with his father in the River House bar.
The Indiana State Excise Police primary responsibility is to enforce Indiana's Alcoholic Beverage Code.