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Police Beat: February 5, 2015

Well, he’s screwed

A non-UA affiliated individual was arrested on charges of driving under the influence on Jan. 27. 

A University of Arizona Police Department officer was stopped at a red light on Campbell Avenue and Grant Road when he observed a SUV make a wide left turn onto Campbell Avenue, crossing the centerline of the two northbound lanes. 

The vehicle drove in both lanes for approximately 200 feet. The vehicle later failed to maintain its lane south of Prince Road. The officer activated his emergency lights and stopped the vehicle. 

The officer approached the driver and asked if he had been drinking. The driver, who had watery, bloodshot eyes, said he had just been to a bar. He had a flushed face and there was an odor of intoxicants coming from the passenger side compartment. 

The officer had the driver take a walk and turn test, one-leg stand test and a horizontal gaze nystagmus test, which was conducted by another officer. Each test indicated the individual was impaired. The driver was read his Miranda rights and questions from a DUI worksheet to provide answers for. 

He admitted to drinking three screwdrivers at Venture-N and that he had his last drink approximately 10 minutes prior. 

The individual was transported to the UAPD station.

Lights Out

A UAPD officer noticed there was damage to an electrical power breaker box on the south side of 1046 E. Drachman St. on Jan. 27. 

The officer contacted a Facilities Management employee on the phone to ask whether there was electrical work being done on the property. The employee said there wasn’t.

The officer radioed for backup to clear the property before processing and assessing the damage further due to recent criminal activity around the property. 

The breaker box was opened with the face plate bent, and approximately 11 cables in the breakers were cut and a dual switch breaker and 12-inch wire were left on the ground. The cuts were fairly recent due to a lack of oxidation on the copper wire along with the un-weathered condition of the wire insulation and the electrical tape wrapped around it. 

There were also four cables hanging from the roof south of the breaker box that appeared to not have been cut recently, but it was undetermined whether they were related to the breaker box damage. 

The officer met with the employee at 6:05 p.m. and was told there was no electrical power in the building and the breaker box was not “live.”

Photos of the damage were submitted as evidence, and victim’s rights were generated and mailed to UA Risk Management Services.

— Compiled by Amber White

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