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NDSP arrest 18 at Stadium Saturday

Kaitlynn Riely | Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Police made several arrests Saturday and ejected people from Notre Dame Stadium for alcohol-related offenses, said Phil Johnson, the director of the Notre Dame Security/Police (NDSP).

NDSP, working with the Indiana Excise Police, the St. Joseph County Police and the South Bend Police, issued 18 arrest tickets to adults and two to juveniles for alcohol-related offenses including minor consuming or minor in possession of alcohol, Johnson said in an e-mail Monday.

Police made three custodial arrests and 15 arrests for the same at the Stadium for public intoxication, Johnson said.

Those arrested were taken to the St. Joseph County Jail.

Twenty-two people were ejected from the stadium for alcohol-related violations of Stadium rules, Johnson said.

In addition, one “No Trespass” notice was issued to a person who refused to stop tailgating during the Notre Dame-Michigan State game.

Johnson said NDSP will continue to work with local police departments to patrol the stadium grounds for the remainder of the home football games during the 2007 season.

He said fans should follow Indiana laws and drink responsibly if they choose to consume alcoholic beverages.

Johnson said police would arrest underage drinkers on campus at tailgate parties.

“Don’t let alcohol get in the way of your safety or fun or keep you from enjoying a great football game,” Johnson said. “Keep in mind that laws regarding the use of alcohol will be enforced and you are responsible for your conduct.”

Johnson asked that unruly or unlawful behavior be reported to NDSP at 574-631-5555 or by using a call box from the parking areas.