Number of Minor Consumption Incidents on the Rise


In an annual report, the Indiana State Excise Police found that the arrests of minors for possession and consumption of alcohol rose 37 percent from 2011 to 2012. Arrests of those who provided alcohol to minors rose 46.2 percent.

On a positive note, the Indiana Excise Police noted that since the start of the Intensified College Enforcement program, fewer alcohol-related crashes have been reported that involved teen drunk drivers. Taking place on six college campuses, the program saw a 53.4 percent decrease in alcohol-related crashes involving 15- to 20-year-old drunk drivers in 2012 from the year before.