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    Police Beat: March 26

    Nervous wreck

    University of Arizona Police Department officers pulled over a 1991 Toyota Corolla going west on Speedway Boulevard and approaching Campbell Avenue for swerving in and out of lanes at 1:45 a.m. on Monday. Officers told the driver why he was pulled over and asked for his driver’s license and registration. He told them, “I don’t have a license.” When officers told him that it was illegal to drive without a license, he replied, “I know I shouldn’t be driving without a license. I just figured I wouldn’t get stopped.”

    The officers asked him to step out of the car, and he immediately told them that he was “just sleepy” and completely sober. When the officers began questioning him, he told them, “I’m nervous, guys.” Officers performed a breath analysis and found the driver was under the legal limit. He was cited for driving without a license and his vehicle was towed and impounded.

    Gonna need a tissue

    A UAPD officer on patrol noticed a 2001 Nissan Xterra going under the speed limit at 2:41 a.m. on Monday. When the vehicle stopped at a red light, it did not move once the light turned green. The vehicle then suddenly turned right on Campbell Avenue without using a turn signal. The officer followed the vehicle, as it pulled quickly into a nearby parking lot. The officer turned on his emergency lights and approached the vehicle’s driver, a 40-year-old woman.

    As the officer began talking, she would not respond because she was eating. He asked her to stop eating, and noticed that her passenger had a bloody nose. When the officer asked if the passenger, the woman’s husband, was OK, she said, “Yeah, he is fine, he just does that.” The officer called for backup and asked the woman to step out of the vehicle. When backup officers arrived and tried to speak to the husband, he said, “I am very embarrassed but this happens all the time.” He refused to tell him anything else, other than that he has been married for 11 years and has a family. Officers photographed his bloody nose for evidence.

    An officer asked the woman how much she had to drink, and she replied, “A tequila shot and three vodka tonics.” She said she was not drunk but felt tired from the alcohol. The officer asked her how intoxicated she felt on a scale from one to 10, and she said, “Probably a four.” The officer asked her to take off her high heels so they could conduct a field sobriety test. She failed the test, and told officers she drove because she was more sober than her husband.

    Other officers asked her how her husband got a bloody nose. She said they left a bar arguing because he was jealous that she was flirting with another man. They continued arguing in the car, and she said she backhanded him because he was distracting her from driving. She then told officers that she wanted to walk home, but they refused to let her do so and arrested her for driving under the influence. She was taken to Pima County Jail. The vehicle was locked and left at the scene.

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