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    Police Beat: March 1

    Barbarian baseball bat

    A non-UA affiliated man was arrested for possession of prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia on Euclid Avenue and Second Street at 10:02 a.m. on Feb. 25.

    The University of Arizona Police Department performed a traffic stop on the man’s vehicle after noticing an expired temporary license plate in the man’s rear window.

    Upon contact with the driver, the man informed police he didn’t have his driver’s license, at which point officers detected the smell of burnt marijuana. The man provided his name, which was ran through a record’s check and showed he had multiple DUI and narcotics arrests.

    The man then stepped out of his car following a UAPD request and a search of his vehicle was conducted.

    According to the police report, orange prescription pill bottles and pieces of foil with burnt black residue and cut straws were found in a plastic baggie, located in the vehicle’s center console.

    The man later identified the pills as 8 mg of Suboxone, used for pain and detoxing from heroine, according to the report, which the suspect received from “a person, I ain’t gonna say.”

    The suspect didn’t have a prescription for the pills and accompanying them in the console was his Arizona driver’s license. An altered baseball bat with metal nails and bottle caps duct taped to the end of it was found in the trunk of the man’s SUV.

    He was then placed under arrest and told police the bat belonged to a friend who he wouldn’t disclose. His car was towed and he was transported to Pima County Adult Detention Center for possession of prescription only drugs, drug paraphernalia and failure to provide driver’s license.

    Wine and song

    A non-UA affiliated woman was arrested for driving under the influence at Fourth Avenue and Drachman Street at 1 a.m. on Feb. 25.

    When the reporting UAPD officer arrived on the scene, the subject had already been contacted by a separate UAPD officer and was in their patrol vehicle staying warm, before taking two field sobriety tests, both of which she failed.

    The woman admitted to police she drank two glasses of wine at a friend’s barbecue, one of which she consumed right before leaving and added she had recently lost “a large amount” of weight and was unsure of how alcohol affected her.

    A breath test was then conducted, and during the minutes between tests, the woman began to “loudly” sing children’s songs she claimed to have written. These tunes caused the Intoxilyzer to not process the tests due to radio frequency interference, according to the UAPD record.

    Police then decided to conduct a blood sample of the woman at the UAPD main station. During the evaluation, the room contained a strong odor of alcohol following the woman’s short presence and officers noticed a “widely varied” set of emotions from her, ranging from “aggravated and uncooperative at times” to “jovial and joking at others.”

    Her samples were then capped and placed into evidence and a Department of Public Safety analysis was requested.

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