Underage “Cabrewing”, Other Illegal Activity Leads To Arrests On River
By Mike Perleberg
(Franklin County, Ind.) – Police were busy enforcing a variety of laws on the Whitewater River in Franklin County this past weekend.
Indiana Conservation Officers say they issued 32 citations and arrested 16 people as they targeted illegal activities by recreational canoeists on the river Saturday. Charges included fishing without a license, littering, minor consuming alcoholic beverages, possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and Brookville Police assisted conservation officers by transporting the arrested offenders to the county jail.
Indiana Conservation Officers say they are committed to protecting Indiana’s natural resources for the enjoyment of all citizens without the hindrance of illegal activity.
The officers are also using the arrests as an opportunity to remind the public of the inherent dangers associated with the mixing of alcohol or illegal drugs with any type of water recreation.
It's about time someone the ICO did something about this issue, but what about holding the canoe company responsible also? They could check their canoes to make sure no alcohol is being taken on the trips.
What about the legal responsible people who would like to enjoy some adult beverages while lazing on the river? My best friend and I go up to the whitewater just about every other weekend with the kayaks and split a 6 pack between us
Alcohol is not allowed on the river. Just try boating on the Ohio between Aurora and Rising Sun. See if the authorities don't stop you.
@smartjw They would lose all their customers! I don't know anyone who goes and doesn't have a few brews....Most of us know how to canoe responsibly :)
seems stupid to have a "few" beers and put your life or others at risk. I guess it's ok to have a few while I drive or ride my Harley. ok with you?
@smartjw You're an idiot.
Hashbag, that's very grownup of you to call some one a name. Have none of you ever heard of the open container law? DUH
I would totally jump on a Harley with someone whose had a few... A few aren't going to kill anyone, especially someone big enough to hold up a Harley... Js, you people who are against it are probably recovering alcoholics who don't want anyone to have fun... Because you can't partake in a social casual way.