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    Police Beat: April 5

    He ain’t ‘signing shit’

    A male UA student was booked into Pima County Jail after refusing to sign a citation for minor in possession on March 30 at 12:40 a.m.

    Earlier, a UA police aide reported a man staggering down the sidewalk and almost falling into traffic numerous times on Park Avenue.

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer was dispatched to the area of Park Avenue and Lowell Street.

    Upon arrival, the aide pointed out the man to the officer, who noticed that he was having difficulty standing on his own.

    The officer then parked his patrol vehicle and approached the student.

    When speaking with him, the officer noticed a very strong odor of alcohol.

    The student said that he was walking from his friend’s house back to his residence hall.

    The officer informed the student that he was contacted because a police aide had seen him stagger and almost fall into traffic.

    “”You’re talking to me because I was staggering?”” the student said.

    After identifying himself as being under 21 years old, the officer asked him if he had been drinking.

    “”That doesn’t matter,”” he said.

    The student became argumentative and repeatedly asked the officer why he was being stopped, to which the officer replied with the same aforementioned explanation.

    The officer arrested the student and filled out a citation for him to sign; however, the student refused, saying, “”I’m not signing shit.””

    The officer placed him in handcuffs and transported the student to Pima County Jail.

    Additionally, a code of conduct referral was forwarded to the Dean of Students Office.

    One motorcycle, two attorneys, three charges

    A male UA student was cited for driving a motorcycle without eye protection, registration or insurance on March 31.

    An officer pulled over the motorcyclist, driving on Eighth Street, at 1:20 p.m., after observing him swerving all over his lane.

    After making contact with the rider, the officer noticed that he was nervous and shaky and although the officer could not smell intoxicants on his breath, the student had red watery eyes, stumbled over his words and seemed disorientated.

    The driver admitted to smoking marijuana two days prior; however, the officer determined that he was not currently impaired.

    During the officer’s contact with the rider, his friend came to the traffic stop.

    According to the officer, he became an annoyance and was told several times to stay away.

    The friend said several times that he wanted to provide the rider with legal advice; however, he was not an attorney.

    During the same traffic stop, the rider’s actual attorney showed up to aid with the citation process.

    A records check on the motorcycle and the rider’s driver’s license found that the bike was not registered to the student.

    He said that he just bought the bike three days prior but the ownership papers of the bike had not been transferred or notarized.

    The officer then cited the student for riding without eye protection, registration or insurance.

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