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Police Beat: October 22

Gin and bare it

Two UA students were issued student diversions for minor in possession of spirituous liquor in body on Oct. 10.

A University of Arizona Police Department officer was conducting an area check around 1 a.m. when he saw three cars and individuals exiting the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity house. The officer noted there was loud music coming from the house, and the individuals getting into the cars seemed to be intoxicated, stumbling and utilizing one another to walk and talking loudly.

The officer saw a man and a woman sitting on the ground in the entrance of a parking lot north of the Herbert K. Abrams building. The individuals stood up and were faced away from the officer. The officer could see the individuals’ rears and that they were pulling up their underwear and clothing. The officer waited for them to get their clothes on completely before approaching.

When asked what they had been doing, they told the officer they were urinating, although the officer could not see any area that was damp where they had been sitting. The officer asked for identification and asked why they were urinating in public near a main street. The individuals said they were attending a house party and needed to use the restrooms, but they were all occupied.

The man stood behind the woman and continued to whisper to her as the officer conducted a record check for the individuals. The officer asked the woman to step away from the man and speak with him privately.

The officer explained he could smell alcohol on her breath and read the individual her Miranda rights. She said she did not have any alcohol to drink and had attended the party as a sober friend. She said she was willing to give a breath sample for a preliminary breath test, which tested positive for alcohol.

When the officer showed her the results, she explained she had been handed a red cup of liquid, believing it was water but said it tasted like alcohol. She said she only had a little bit to drink, but could not remember who gave her the beverage. She was advised to not accept drinks at parties from unknown persons.

Risky on the rocks

A UA student was taken to the University of Arizona Medical Center for extreme intoxication on Oct. 10.

Two UAPD officers responded to a call at Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall in reference to an extremely intoxicated female student. When the officers arrived, they made contact with a woman who was lying in a bed in the room they had been called to.

There was vomit on the floor, and when confronted about the vomit, the woman denied she had thrown up or been sick and said it was because of her roommate. The female student’s speech was slurred and confused. When the officers requested identification, she attempted to obtain it under officer supervision.

The officer met with the female student’s roommate and their hall neighbor. The hall neighbor said that approximately an hour before, the woman entered his room and seemed disoriented, so he assumed she was intoxicated. He said he assisted the female student back to her room.

The neighbor returned and saw the woman laying on the floor. It appeared she had vomited. He contacted the on-duty resident assistant. The roommate denied vomiting and did not exhibit any signs of intoxication. The roommate also informed the officer the female student had a history of intoxication.

Tucson Fire Department arrived on the scene. The woman was unable to locate her identification and verbally identified herself.TFD determined the female student needed to be transported to UAMC for further treatment.

The woman was informed she was being diverted through the Dean of Students Office.

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