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Indiana authorities: Speedway stores sold beer on Christmas

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana State Excise Police have cited 109 Speedway convenience stores, accusing them of illegally selling beer on Christmas.

Cpl. Travis Thickstun says Excise Police began a monthlong investigation when an officer received an anonymous tip that a Speedway store in South Bend had sold beer on Christmas. While the officer was at that store, a clerk who worked at a different Speedway store on Christmas asked if it was illegal to sell alcoholic beverages on Christmas because she also had sold alcohol at her store.

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Thickstun says Indiana law prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages from 7 a.m. on Dec. 25 until 3 a.m. Dec. 26. He says Speedway's corporate office has cooperated with the investigation.

A message seeking comment was left Wednesday at Speedway's corporate office in Enon, Ohio.

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