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    Police Beat: April 27, 2015

    Truck versus bike

    A University Arizona Police Department officer was on his way to work in his personal vehicle when he witnessed a red pickup hit a bicyclist near Campbell Avenue and Broadway Boulevard on April 13 at 8:39 p.m.

    When the officer made contact with the two individuals, the bike was lying in front of the 1992 Ford pickup. The bicyclist’s elbows were scraped with mirror injuries.

    The officer found out that the driver had a corrective lens restriction on her driver’s license. She said she wore glasses “but forgot to wear them right now.”

    The driver claimed to be trying to make a right-hand turn at the intersection and accidently ran into the woman on the bike at the crosswalk. She told the officer the light at the intersection was red.

    The woman on the bike was riding with her mother, and they both said they were crossing on a green light on Campbell Avenue at the time of the collision. The truck didn’t appear to have any damage as a result of the accident, but the bike’s handle bars were bent.

    The driver was cited and released for violating a restricted driver’s license. The officer also warned her about failing to yield at a right of way when making a right turn on a red light and for failing to slow down to avoid an accident. The bicyclist was warned for riding on the wrong side of the street before she and her mother left the area. The driver called her brother to drive her truck away from the scene, because she did not have a pair of lenses on her.

    Donut-eating pigs

    A physical altercation broke out between a group of non-UA-affiliated individuals near the UA tennis courts and Hillenbrand Stadium on April 12 at 1:23 a.m.

    The officer who arrived on scene placed a man wearing a red baseball hat and blue jeans in handcuffs and took him away from the four women near him.

    Once another officer arrived on scene, the man identified himself and admitted how he and his girlfriend got into an argument regarding him and another woman he was with.

    He said his girlfriend was attempting to walk away, and he “went after her.”

    The man’s girlfriend said they had dated for four years, and this problem occurs every time they go out. She also confirmed the story and said the argument was mostly verbal, except for her pushing him into the fence.

    One woman in the group claimed to be a firefighter and said she knew “how this stuff works.” Throughout the police investigation, she said “all police do is go around with their guns shooting people every day for no reason.” She also said the only reason her brother was in handcuffs was because he was black. She said the officers were “racists” and “fucking pigs,” while continuing to call them all lazy, fat ass, donut-eating pigs. 

    The man and his girlfriend were arrested on charges of domestic violence assault. They were both taken to Pima County Jail and booked.

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