68 arrested at Indianapolis area Kenny Chesney concert

Excise police crackdown on underage drinking

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. - The Indiana State Excise Police continued crackdown on underage drinking at concerts resulted in the arrest of 68 people Thursday night.

The arrests happened at the Kenny Chesney concert at Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville.

Of the arrests, 61 involved minors, seven of them under the age of 18 involved in possession or consumption of alcohol, officials said.

Six people were charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor.

Excise officers previously arrested 30 people at a Zac Brown Band show, 54 people at a Brad Paisley concert and 52 arrests at a Tim McGraw show.

"The Indiana State Excise Police will be a presence at Klipsch Music Center throughout its scheduled events," said Superintendent Matt Strittmatter. "Working in cooperation with the management and employees of Klipsch Music Center, we will continue to promote a safe environment for those attending the music venue through the enforcement of Indiana laws."

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