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Police Beat: September 18

Couldn’t stay away

Three UA students were referred to the Dean of Students Office on Sunday at around 2:05 a.m. after they were found coming out of the construction site at Old Main.

An officer from the University of Arizona Police Department heard voices coming from the building, then saw a woman leaving the construction site between two fence panels loose enough to squeeze through. After the woman and two men exited the construction site, the officer stopped and questioned them.

The students admitted to entering the construction site through the same panels they used to leave, saying that said they had all really wanted to see Old Main before it was renovated.

They all had red, watery eyes and smelled strongly of alcohol. When the officer questioned them, they admitted to drinking earlier that night at a party.

All three students were cited and released on charges of minor in possession of alcohol.

A code of conduct violation for trespassing was also completed for each of the students.

Speaking in tongues

Officers were sent to a residence hall on Sunday at 2:22 a.m. to give medical assistance to a UA student who appeared to be heavily intoxicated.

Vomit was scattered in several areas leading up to the lobby where the student sat. When questioned, the student could not speak intelligibly. His watery, bloodshot eyes, the strong smell of alcohol on his breath and his random statements that didn’t make sense led officers to realize he had been drinking that evening.

The student later admitted he drank a large amount of beer and alcohol at his fraternity house and couldn’t keep the mixture down.

An ambulance and the Tucson Fire Department showed up at the residence hall and determined the student needed to be treated for extreme intoxication.

The officer arrested and cited the student on charges of minor in possession of alcohol, then released him to be taken to the hospital by ambulance. A code of conduct violation was also sent to the Dean of Students.

Drive hammered, get nailed

A non-UA affiliated woman was arrested on Sunday for driving under the influence on Sixth Street at approximately 1:31 a.m.

A UAPD officer noticed a man vomiting out of the passenger car window in the parking lot of Sixth Street and Vine Avenue. When the officer approached on his motorcycle, the car began to turn around and seemed to be preparing to drive away. The driver tried multiple times to turn around, and finally struck a curb. At this time, the officer noticed a crack in the windshield of the car.

The officer continued to follow the car down Sixth Street, and when the car started drifting between the two lanes, the officer signaled with emergency lights for the driver to pull over.

As the officer approached the car, the windows were all rolled down and there was a strong smell of alcohol coming from inside. The woman who had been driving the car had bloodshot and watery eyes, and her speech was slurred and thick-tongued. When asked for a license and registration, she had difficulty locating it. Her movements were sluggish and she seemed confused.

Another officer responded to the traffic stop and waited with the car’s passenger, who was the driver’s boyfriend.

The first officer asked the woman to step out of the vehicle. She swayed when she attempted to stand straight.

When the officer ran her license, it was listed as restricted ­— she was only supposed to drive her car to and from work. The driver said that she was only driving because her boyfriend, the vomiting passenger, was too drunk to drive.

The officer gave her a field sobriety test and concluded that she was too drunk to drive as well.
The driver was placed under arrest at 1:55am, put in handcuffs and belted into a police vehicle. Her car was impounded due to extreme driving under the influence, as a breath test showed her BAC to be a .158.

She was charged with driving under the influence and violation of driving restrictions.

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