Bloomington police kept busy with arrests, traffic during IU-Ohio State game

Bloomington police officers made 16 alcohol-related arrests the night of IU's football game against Ohio State on Thursday.

Officers responded to nine reports of public intoxication, two of disorderly conduct and two of resisting law enforcement. They also investigated three minors for having or drinking alcohol.

BPD Lt. John Kovach said these numbers are expected on game days.

“Nothing too out of the ordinary,” Kovach said. “It was pretty standard.”

In addition to making arrests, officers were also busy directing traffic. Kovach said keeping traffic flowing was a daunting task because of the continued construction going on around Memorial Stadium.

He said it was also difficult because the first game of the season was also one of the biggest games of the season, which didn’t give the IU Police Department and BPD much practice in handling traffic through construction before the flood of people.

“It was a lot of ironing things out,” Kovach said.

Christine Fernando

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