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Public Intoxication

Should annoying drinkers go to jail?

Should annoying drinkers go to jail?

INDIANAPOLIS | What does it mean for a drunk person to "annoy?"

September 18, 2014 3:17 pm Related

Man arrested after he 'belly bumped' customer at store

PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested after he "belly bumped" a fellow customer at a local grocery store Wednesday afternoon.

September 04, 2014 9:58 am
Cops: Man told police dog 'Bring it on!'

Cops: Man told police dog 'Bring it on!'

PORTAGE | A Portage man faces numerous charges following a bizarre home invasion Tuesday night in the 6800 block of Fox Tail Avenue.

July 30, 2014 10:00 pm

Woman accused of drinking, causing infant to fall in park

CROWN POINT | A 30-year-old woman is accused of causing her infant to fall out of a stroller while she was drunk at a Hammond park, police said. 

July 17, 2014 5:59 pm

Hebron cops: Drunken woman arrested after letting child drive

HEBRON | A DeMotte woman was charged with multiple offenses Monday morning after police found her drunk in a car being driven by her child, who did not have a license.

June 16, 2014 2:09 pm

Porter County crime briefs

Police: Woman shows up for alcohol class intoxicated

May 14, 2014 11:05 am

Police: Man made lewd comments at playground

PORTAGE | A Hobart man was arrested Monday afternoon after police received complaints alleging he made inappropriate sexual comments in front of children at Woodland Park.

May 06, 2014 10:28 am

Police: Portage man arrested for threatening neighbor

PORTAGE | A man was arrested early Sunday morning after police said he threatened his neighbors and resisted police.

September 23, 2013 7:00 pm

Man leads police on chase through cornfield

PORTAGE | A Union Township man led police on a chase through a cornfield early Tuesday evening before being arrested.

July 24, 2013 12:05 pm

No longer illegal just to be drunk in public

Porter County Prosecutor Brian Gensel said he does not believe the change this past summer in the state's public intoxication law is going to make much of a difference for his office or police.

January 19, 2013 7:45 pm

Hobart woman arrested for public indecency, public intoxication

PORTAGE | A Hobart woman was charged with public indecency, public intoxication and possession of marijuana late Wednesday after being found half-clothed in a vehicle.

November 29, 2012 6:45 pm

Two arrested after argument, shot fired

PORTAGE | Two men were arrested Friday morning following an argument and the firing of a gun.

September 21, 2012 7:30 pm

E.C. man charged with public intoxication, found lying naked

MERRILLVILLE | A Merrillville woman discovered a naked man lying in her backyard Tuesday morning, police said.

July 11, 2012 7:30 pm
Police: Liberty Township man arrested after clash with soccer coach

Police: Liberty Township man arrested after clash with soccer coach

CHESTERTON | A Liberty Township man was arrested Tuesday on a public intoxication charge after an altercation with a youth soccer coach, Chesterton police said.

April 25, 2012 6:15 pm

Prom, graduation drinkers not covered by new Indiana alcohol immunity law

INDIANAPOLIS | High school students drinking alcohol during prom and graduation seasons this year likely won't benefit from a new law intended to encourage dangerously drunken underage drinkers to get medical attention.

April 16, 2012 3:00 pm Related

Daniels signs 46 bills into law

INDIANAPOLIS | A new fee for 911 service, assistance for financially distressed local governments, a plan for the state to opt out of federal health programs, a redefinition of public intoxication and an unusual form of fishing were among the 46 bills signed into law Monday by Republican Gov…

March 19, 2012 5:45 pm Related

Lawmakers OK arrest immunity for underage drinkers seeking medical help

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation headed to the governor would prohibit police from arresting an underage drinker who calls an ambulance to help a dangerously intoxicated friend.  

March 01, 2012 3:00 pm

Drunken boating ban, changes in public intoxication law advance

INDIANAPOLIS | State legislators voted Tuesday for changes in the law that would make Hoosiers who drink too much both more and less likely to be arrested.

February 28, 2012 7:14 pm

Underage drinkers calling for help may avoid punishment

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation intended to ensure drinkers get medical attention when they drink too much was approved 95-0 by the Republican-controlled Indiana House Tuesday.

February 14, 2012 4:45 pm
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