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Police to keep eye on Super Bowl drinking

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Indiana excise police say officers will be watching partiers to make sure public drinking doesn't get out of hand during the Super Bowl in Indianapolis.

Cpl. Travis Thickstun old WISH-TV that many restaurants that serve alcohol will expand their seating outside as festivities ramp up to the big game. Thickstun said there's no law against anyone 21 or older walking around outside with a beer.

Kilroy's general manager Chris Burton said customers will be able to leave the downtown bar with a beer if they want.

State law regulating Sunday alcohol sales remain in effect on Feb. 5. That means alcohol can only be sold for immediate consumption.

Thickstun said the excise police will have several officers working downtown during the festivities, focusing on underage drinking and public intoxication.

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  • Why do people need to get drunk in order to think they are having fun?
    I'd prefer to have all my senses and know when I am having fun.
  • ok
    The superbowl weekend is not different from any other weekend. Why do the police not sit outsided of ST Elmos, the columbia club, or ruth chris. Meridian hills country club has a real nice perch, we all no why. The rich and famous are near exempt from the law. Sure, mistakes are made and some do get caught, by mistake. Rule on the 1%.
  • Super Drinking
    Who's going to keep their eyes on the cops. Seems like we have a little problem with cops and alcohol in Indy...
  • Drinking on the street
    I would recommend that patrons of downtown bars only be allowed to carry plastic beer bottles, cans, or cups with beer or other alcoholic drinks. I was in Las Vegas at New Years and there were thousands of people walking up and down the strip, throwing empty beer, wine, and champagne bottles up in the air, and numerous people were injured when bottles hit them in the head. I am not against folks having a good time, I just feel that authorities should also consider the safety of all Super Bowl Fans.

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