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Underage “Cabrewing”, Other Illegal Activity Leads To Arrests On River

Posted On June 16, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

harrison-police-fire-canoeing-for-a-cure-finish-2-07262013.jpg(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.

10 comments
smartjw
smartjw

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.

VoiceOfReason2by2
VoiceOfReason2by2

@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 :)

JessicaMarie4
JessicaMarie4

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

indy1
indy1

Alcohol is allowed on the river..just not by minors

smartjw
smartjw

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
smartjw

 Responsible adults don't drink while boating..

smartjw
smartjw

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
smartjw

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