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Police Beat: March 25, 2015

Lane bouncer

A non-UA-affiliated individual was driving a blue Ford Taurus on top of the lane dividers between the No. 2 lane and the No. 3 lane on Feb. 27 at 2:12 a.m.

The woman was driving eastbound on Speedway Boulevard approaching Cherry Avenue. The woman’s license plate had an M.I. suspension on it when the officer looked it up.

A University of Arizona Police Department officer made contact with the woman, explained his reason for stopping her and asked for her driver’s license, registration and insurance. The officer found her license was suspended.

She said she did not know why her license was suspended but said she believed it was because of a ticket she received prior to this stop. The officer said her vehicle was going to be impounded for 30 days due to the suspension.

The officer took inventory of the vehicle while waiting for the tow truck. The individual gave him the key to her vehicle, and it was towed by Tucson Wrecker Pool to 1926 W. Price St.

The woman was cited and released for driving with a suspended license and plate.

Fallin’ over

A UA student was struggling to maintain his balance on the southwest corner of Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall on March 6 at 1:30 a.m.

A UAPD officer was driving on Highland Avenue when he saw the man being held upright by three women. When the student saw the two officers approaching him in the vehicle, he started running northbound on the sidewalk. He was stopped by an officer at the west entrance of Colonia de la Paz. The officer observed the man swaying from side to side and was concerned he would fall over.

The student had red watery, bloodshot eyes, a flushed face, unkempt clothing and had a strong smell of intoxicants coming from his body and breath, according to the officer.

The student attempted to walk away from the scene and go into the residence hall, but the officer grabbed the man and handcuffed him behind his back, because of his suspicion the man was drinking underage.

While in police custody, the officer noticed a laceration on the bridge of the man’s nose. He told the officer that someone punched him, but the officer who chased him down earlier spoke with a passerby that said he had fallen over while attempting to jump over a wall.

The intoxicated student was given his Miranda rights. He claimed to have drunk two Bud Light beers but could not remember where he had consumed the alcohol. The Tucson Fire Department said he did not need further medical attention after evaluating him.

The student was arrested on charges of being under the age of 21 with spirituous liquor in body. He refused to sign a promise to appear in court. He was transported to Pima County Jail and was referred to the Dean of Students Office for a code of conduct violation.

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