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    Police Beat: April 14

    Drunken Humpty Dumpties

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer was on bike patrol on Thursday at 12:15 a.m. when he heard a verbal argument between four men.

    The officer noticed two men sitting on a small wall bordering the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house and two men walking by.

    The officer stopped the two men walking and asked if everything was all right.

    One of the men stated that he was fine but didn’t know what the problem was with the men sitting on the wall.

    The officer went up to the men sitting on the wall, and, when he got within three or four feet of them, he could smell a strong odor of alcohol. The officer asked the two men if they had been drinking, and one of them said, “”I won’t say I’ve been drinking, but it is Wednesday night.””

    The two men also told the officer that they had been at a function having “”dinner and other stuff.””

    After being identified by driver’s licenses, another UAPD officer conducted a breathalyzer and eye test. One of the men’s test returned positive for alcohol in his system.

    The other man told the officer, “”No, I won’t do a PBT.””

    Both men were cited and released for minor in possession of spiritous liquor. A Code of Conduct referral was completed for one of the men, and they were both transported to their dorm rooms.Rollin’ J’s at Spring Fling

    A UAPD officer was checking the parking lot at the Rillito Downs at 4502 N. First Ave. while working at UA Spring Fling when he noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from a section of cars parked in the southeast part of the lot.

    The officer found two men sitting in a white Acura that was in the same area as the marijuana smell. Both were identified by their Arizona driver’s licenses.

    While speaking with the driver, the officer could immediately smell marijuana coming from inside the car and noticed the driver’s eyes were watery and bloodshot. He was also moving very slowly.

    Both men were asked to get out of the car and stand in front of the Acura.

    When asked what they were doing inside the car, the driver said they were just talking and were waiting to go back inside the event. He said that he did not know why there was an odor of marijuana coming from his car and that he had only been smoking a cigarette in the car.

    When the officer searched the car, he found a small plastic baggie with marijuana inside the glove box and a package of rolling papers in the center console. There was also a lighter behind the drivers’s seat.

    The driver told the officer that the baggie and wrapping papers were his and that he had smoked the marijuana before picking up his friend. He also said that he did not use pipes to smoke, and he didn’t have any other paraphernalia.

    The officer then spoke with the passenger of the car. He said that he had not smoked any marijuana that night, and they had only been talking while in the car. The officer did not see any symptoms of marijuana use coming from the passenger.

    The driver was cited and released for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The bag of marijuana, the rolling papers and the lighter were all placed into property as evidence. The driver was also told not to drive his car.


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