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The two top picks from Police Beat fall 2015

Blowin’ chunks

An underage non-UA student vomited into an air-conditioning fan at the football game during Family Weekend 2015, spraying surrounding game attendees with his biohazard.

A UAPD officer observed the young man who was vomiting into the fan outside one of the stadium entrances. The officer approached him and could immediately smell alcohol and noticed that he had trouble maintaining a standing position.

After learning that the male was only 17 years old, the officer decided he needed to be medically evaluated.

The minor informed the officer that he had been given water during the game inside the stadium and noticed that it tasted weird.

He also told the officer that he is Mormon and therefore would not drink alcohol.

He was given a Breathalyzer test, which revealed his blood-alcohol content was .158 percent. The minor then admitted that he had consumed alcohol before attending the game.

The officer attempted to call the minor’s mother but was unable to reach her. The minor’s girlfriend contacted her father, who assumed custody of him.

His girlfriend’s father signed the minor’s medical release and also signed off as a guardian on a form from the Pima County Juvenile Court Center, which ensured the 17-year-old and one of his parents would attend a court date.

Toilet bowling

A UA student was issued a diversion for underage drinking after vomiting in the bathroom of the Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall.

A UAPD officer arrived at one of the bathrooms in the residence hall after a report was dispatched for medical assistance.

There, he saw a male student on the floor of the bathroom stall, leaning against a toilet, with vomit on his shirt. The student had bloodshot eyes and his speech was slurred.

Respondents from UA Emergency Medical Services and the Tucson Fire Department evaluated the student and asked him what he drank that night. The student replied, “Vodka.”

EMS helped the student walk back to his dorm room because he needed help getting off the floor.

The officer informed the student it was illegal to drink underage and then explained that he could be given a criminal citation or sent to the UA diversion program.

The student said he would rather do the UA diversion program.

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