Little 500 big trouble for police

April 23, 2012

Police officers issued hundreds of tickets and incarcerated dozens of people in Bloomington during Indiana University’s Little 500 events over the weekend. Police issued 256 tickets, an increase of 89 from a year ago. Police said a majority of the tickets were for alcohol offenses, particularly illegal possession or consumption of alcohol. Arrests were made for theft, trespassing, possession of marijuana, resisting law enforcement, false informing, furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor, and public intoxication. Authorities said tougher enforcement led to the increase in tickets.