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    Police Beat: Sept. 30

    Drunk student winds up at Science-Engineering Library

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer was advised of a man standing on the east side of the Science-Engineering Library on Saturday at

    approximately 12:20 a.m.

    Upon arriving at the scene, the officer saw the man leaning against a door in the loading dock area. He smelled of alcohol and identified himself to the officer. The officer also noticed that the man had bloodshot, watery eyes. When asked how much he had to drink, the man said he had been at a fraternity party and that he had five or six beers. He was cited for minor in possession.

    Driver gets multitude of citations

    On Saturday, a UAPD officer conducting a traffic stop, pulled over a car at First St. and Mountain Ave. for traffic violations at 12:37 a.m. The car failed to stop at a stop sign while turning onto First St. and then failed to stop at a second stop sign at First St. and Highland Ave.

    Once the officer pulled the car over, he approached the driver and was able to smell a strong odor of alcohol coming form the inside of the car. There were six other people in the car, who each admitted to both consuming alcohol and being under 21 years of age.

    All of the passengers of the vehicle stated that they had been drinking at an unsanctioned party at a fraternity. The driver of the car, a woman under 21 years of age, denied any alcohol consumption. As she spoke, the officer could smell a moderate odor of intoxicants coming from her breath. Also, he noticed that her face was flushed and her eyes were bloodshot.

    Two other UAPD officers came to assist the officer at this time. They collected all of the passengers’ identification cards and cited them for MIP’s. The officer then administered the walk-and-turn and the one-leg-stand sobriety tests on the driver. A preliminary breath test showed a presence of alcohol in her body. The woman was then arrested for Minor in Possession, MIP while operating a motor vehicle and driving under the influence. She was transported to UAPD for further testing.

    Once they arrived at UAPD, the woman agreed to take a breath test. She was then charged with DUI of .08 or above and DUI of .15 or above, which is Extreme DUI. The woman’s vehicle was towed for 30-day impound.

    Fake IDs found by UA employee

    A UA student was cited and released for two accounts of having  fictitious out-of-state driver’s licenses on Saturday at 11:35 a.m.

    At about 11:00 a.m., a wallet and cell phone were found by a UA Electrical Shop employee, who wished to remain anonymous. They were turned into UAPD. The items were found at approximately 6:49 a.m. in front of the Science-Engineering Library.

    The officer searched the wallet for the owner’s ID. No money was found during this search. However, there were three different driver’s licenses in the wallet. One was from Arizona, one from Maryland and one from New Jersey. All three of them were for the same person.

    The two out-of-state licenses showed the man to whom they belonged as having a date of birth that made him over 21 years of age. The Arizona license showed him having a birth that was not yet 21 years of age. A records check of the out-of-state licenses revealed no records found. The records check for the Arizona driver’s license returned as valid.

    With this information, the officer deemed it reasonable to believe the licenses were fictitious. The officer was able to find the man’s address through the UAPD records department.

    The officer then responded to the address to return the belongings to the man and question him. The man let the officer come into his room and speak to him. The officer asked if the wallet and cell phone were his, to which he replied “”Yes.”” The officer then explained that the wallet and phone had been found near the Science-Engineering Library. The man did not remember leaving them there but later said he remembered realizing that his items were missing when he woke up that morning.

    The man admitted that the two out-of-state licenses were fake IDs. He had purchased them two months ago for $140 from an unknown person in Phoenix and had used them to buy alcohol but not to gain access to bars or nightclubs.

    The wallet and cell phone were returned to the man. He was cited and released for two counts of Fictitious Out-of-State driver’s license.

     

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