Five teenagers were arrested after Indiana State Police troopers said they were found with several bottles of alcohol in a minivan that was clocked going 110 mph in a 60 mph-zone on U.S. 31 over the weekend.
The two troopers pulled the minivan over just after 11:50 p.m. Friday, May 20, on C.R. 300 South in Fulton County. While the officers were catching up with the minivan, they said the teenagers were throwing alcoholic beverages outside of the van’s windows. Several cases of beer and other containers of alcohol, including a jug of whiskey, were found inside the vehicle, Indiana State Police said.
The 17-year-old boy driving the vehicle was arrested on preliminary charges of reckless driving, operating a vehicle under the age of 21 with a blood alcohol content level of 0.02 and 0.08, underage drinking, littering, learners’ permit violation, speeding and illegal possession of tobacco.
Two 16-year-old boys in the vehicle were arrested on preliminary charges of underage drinking and illegal possession of tobacco and two 16-year-old girls were arrested on preliminary charges of underage drinking.
All five teenagers were released to a relative of one of the teens. Officers struggled to contact their parents because their parents are Amish and they don’t have telephones.