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Police Beat: May 5

Traffic stop

A UA student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office for a minor in possession of alcohol on April 25 around 2 a.m.

A University of Arizona Police Department officer stopped when he saw a student walking at the intersection of Cherry Avenue and First Street. The student was walking in circles, which caused a delay in traffic.

The officer observed the student for a minute and saw him attempt to get into a vehicle that wasn’t his as if trying to hail a cab. The car drove off immediately. The student then stood in the middle of the crosswalk, stopping traffic for 15 seconds.

The officer approached the student and noticed that he was swaying, and could smell a very strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath. The officer asked him if he felt he needed medical attention and he said he was fine. The student told the officer that he has been drinking at Delta Tau Delta and was now looking for his friend. The student could not remember where his friend lived or where he was supposed to meet her.

The officer asked how old the man was and he said he was 20. The officer then asked to see some identification. The student pulled his Arizona drivers license out of his left pocket, looked at it, then put it in his right pocket and told the officer he didn’t have any identification on him. The officer then told the student that he saw it in his hand, and the student gave the officer the license.

The student apologized and said he had no idea what he was doing and just wanted to go home. The officer reminded him that the legal drinking age was 21, and told him he needed to find a sober driver to take him home because he could not disrupt traffic. The student then called a friend to come pick him up.

The student was diverted for a minor in possession of alcohol.

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