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Police Beat: October 9

Catching some Z’s

University of Arizona Police Department officers arrested a UA student for a minor in possession on Thursday at 8 a.m.

UAPD officers received a call that a student was lying on the ground between two residence halls on campus. When they went to the area, they found him passed out next to a utility box in a walled-off area between the two residence halls.

Officers had to shake the student several times and shout at him before he woke up.

The student told the officers he had been at another residence hall before he passed out. He wasn’t injured, but said he was confused and didn’t know where he was or how he had gotten there. He admitted he drank vodka shots earlier that evening at a house off campus.

The officers could smell alcohol on his breath and noticed he had bloodshot, watery eyes.

UA Student Emergency Medical Services and the Tucson Fire Department soon arrived to make sure the student didn’t need medical attention.

The student refused any further evaluation or medical treatment.

He admitted to an officer that he had been at court the day before for charges of a minor in possession he had received earlier in the semester, for which he was sent through diversion.

The student then asked the officer to give him a sobriety test, and a breath test showed there was alcohol present in his body.

The student was arrested, given a court date and released. A referral to the Dean of Students Office was also completed on his behalf.

Popped a Molly

A UA student was taken from her dorm room to the University of Arizona Medical Center for signs of extreme intoxication on Wednesday at 1:21 a.m.

An on-call resident assistant and hall resident assistant contacted UAPD officers after they learned that the student was sick.

UAPD officers and TFD personnel arrived at the residence hall at the same time. When emergency officials got to the student’s residence hall, they found that UA SEMS was already there evaluating the student.

As the student spoke to medical personnel, officers noticed there was vomit next to her. She seemed to be very drunk.

The student said that she drank too much alcohol that night and had also taken a Molly.

The student’s friends, who were in the room, said they had been with her that night, partying at a nearby student apartment complex. They said they knew that drugs were at the party but didn’t know that the student had taken any until she told medical personnel.

After evaluating the student, TFD decided she should be taken to UAMC for medical care.

The student was not arrested, but was referred to the Dean of Students Office for a diversion program.

Left behind

UAPD officers referred a UA student to a diversion program for minor in possession of alcohol in body on Sunday at 12:16 a.m.

The officers were patrolling campus streets looking for suspicious activity when two UA students flagged them down and told them there was a student on a curb who “looked like he wasn’t doing too good.”

One officer went to go and find the student, while the other stayed with the two reporting students.

The student sitting on the curb had his head between his legs and had apparently just vomited.

The officer found that the student was asleep and tried to wake him up to ask him if he was doing OK. When the officer asked for the third time, the student woke up suddenly and declared that he was fine.

He said he was 18 years old and was confused why his friends had let him go off by himself. The officer gave him a preliminary breath test, which showed there was alcohol in his system.

The student then staggered to a cab that was there to pick him up and take him back to his residence hall.

Officers referred the student to the Dean of Students Office for diversion.

– Follow Micah Montiel @MicahMontiel

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