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Police Beat: January 27

Brown bag special

A UA student was cited and released for underage drinking near Highland Garage on Jan. 19 at 12:02 a.m.

Two University of Arizona Police Department officers were patrolling the area around Highland Avenue Parking Garage when they noticed three individuals walking near the garage, one was holding a brown plastic bag. When the officers drove by, the individual with the bag swung his arm around in an attempt to conceal the bag from the officers.

The officers turned their vehicle around to stop the individuals. By the time the officers got there, the brown plastic bag was in the possession of another individual.

The officers asked the individual now carrying the bag what was inside. The individual said there was alcohol inside.

An officer then asked the student who was originally carrying the bag why he was no longer doing so. The student denied ever carrying the bag. The officers could smell alcohol on his breath, and noticed his speech was slurred and his eyes were bloodshot and watery. The student’s ID stated that he was under 21 years old. The student denied he had been drinking but refused to take a preliminary breath test. The officers placed the student in handcuffs after he became agitated and aggressive.

The officers then explained the court process to the student, who then became much more cooperative. The officers took the handcuffs off the student so he could sign his citation.

The bag contained an open bottle of E&J Brandy, which was poured out.

A Code of Conduct form was sent to the Dean of Students Office.

Put out the Fireball

A UA student received diversion for public drinking at Likins Residence Hall on Jan. 19 around 12:40 a.m.

A UAPD officer was dispatched to Likins following a report of a student vomiting on a bathroom floor. The officer met with the resident assistant who escorted him and members of the Tucson Fire Department up to the bathroom.

TFD began to give medical help to the student on the floor. Another student told the officer that she had been with the first student at an off-campus party. The first student had been drinking Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, according to the second student.

The student on the floor showed several signs of intoxication — slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and the smell of alcohol on the breath. She was vomiting in the trash can and could not answer any questions for TFD. The student was taken to the University of Arizona Medical Center for extreme intoxication.

The student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office.

Speedy weed

A non-UA affiliated man was cited and released for possession of marijuana at Sixth Street Garage on Wednesday at 12:40 p.m.

A UAPD officer was monitoring traffic on East Sixth Street and noticed a green pickup truck driving 11 mph over the speed limit. When the truck passed, the officer also noticed the driver was not wearing a seat belt. The officer pulled the truck over near Sixth Street Garage. The driver provided the officer with his driver’s license and vehicle registration.

The officer smelled marijuana and asked the driver where it was. The driver reached into the center console and took out a baggy containing a small amount of marijuana.

The driver told the officer, “Yeah, I smoked a joint and I’m running late.”

The officer then placed the driver under arrest, and other officers arrived to search the vehicle. The driver was charged with possession of marijuana and issued a civil seat belt violation. The driver was then released at the scene and the marijuana was placed into evidence.

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