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Police Beat: September 22

A need for speed

A UA student was arrested on Sept. 6 on charges of driving under the influence, driving with a revoked license and criminal speeding.

A University of Arizona Police Department officer was on patrol at around 2 a.m. when they noticed a white car speeding, heading eastbound on Speedway Boulevard near Mountain Avenue.

The vehicle was changing lanes quickly and frequently and cut in front of other cars without use of the turn signal. The officer obtained the vehicle’s license plate number.

When the officer turned on his emergency lights, the vehicle did not stop. The officer also attempted to use short air horn bursts to get the driver’s attention.

After a series of turns, the officer observed the vehicle failing to stop at a stop sign and began to slow down. While the officer was waiting for backup, a man exited the vehicle. The officer gave verbal commands for the man to get back in the vehicle. The man walked over to the sidewalk and sat down.

The officer approached the man and noticed he had a strong odor of intoxicants and watery, bloodshot eyes — in addition to slurred speech. The officer told the individual he needed to identify himself, at which point a driver’s license was given.

The individual was given a field sobriety test. When the individual’s license was looked up, it was discovered that it had been revoked in 2008. Furthermore, the individual had also been arrested and convicted for a DUI in 2013.

The individual was taken back to UAPD where he was further questioned, had his blood tested and had his vehicle impounded.

FIJI escapee

UAPD was contacted on Sept. 6 regarding a male member of the former Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, commonly known as FIJI, trespassing in the Rawls/Eller Lodge Residence Hall.

At around 7 p.m., the resident assistant for the hall informed the officer that three women and one man were heading to the hall basement, and she informed the group that their guest would have to be checked in at the front desk.

The RA escorted the group to the front desk. However, the application for checking in was not working, and she was unable to get their names aside from the first name of the man. The group then left the building.

The officer contacted and located the individual and brought a photo of the suspect to the RA, who confirmed it was him. She then escorted him to the room of the female students who had escorted the group.

One woman said that as they were walking back to their hall, a woman who they did not know flagged them down, asking if they could escort the group so they could look around.

The group of girls agreed and took them up to their room, where the man stated he used to live when it was the FIJI fraternity house, in addition to two other rooms.

The girls then escorted the group downstairs. After being caught by the RA, they pretended to be good friends with the girls. However, the girls stated they had never met any of them until that day.

Follow Ariella Noth on Twitter @sheba201

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