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Police Beat: April 14, 2015

Don’t touch me

A UA student told a University of Arizona Police Department officer on March 26 that she was touched inappropriately by someone she did not know while going to drop off her paper in the Modern Languages building at about 4 p.m.

She reported that a Hispanic man who was about 19 to 20 years old and 5-foot-7 with a medium build, shaved head, no facial hair and glasses was running toward her at the southwest entrance of the south building; however, she didn’t think much about it.

The man followed the student to the fourth floor where she opened the door to the hallway for him. Then, the man grabbed her rear with both hands and said, “Oh, I’m sorry.”

The student didn’t believe it was an accident because the hallway wasn’t crowded, and he didn’t seem sincere.

The man continued following her until she went into a room. When leaving the building, she saw the man again. She quickly went to the Student Union Memorial Center where he followed her. The man later appeared again walking toward Old Main.

The woman told UAPD she thought he grabbed her rear intentionally, but she did not feel assaulted. She also did not want to press charges but was willing to work with detectives to make a sketch of him and would recognize the man if she saw him again. No further action was taken during this time.

Right on the line

On March 26, a UAPD officer was driving on Campbell Avenue around 11:14 p.m. and saw a 2003 gold Nissan Maxima without its headlights on.

The officer pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road where its passenger side tires hit the curb.

The UA student driving had watery, glassy eyes with the smell of alcohol coming from the passenger compartment of the vehicle. The man said he drank a red ale beer and helped drink a “saki bomb” at Fuku Sushi on University Boulevard earlier in the evening. The man stepped onto the sidewalk for sobriety tests.

The officer could see the man was swaying in a circular motion. He refused to take a preliminary breath test with the excuse being that he was “right on the line” while trying to get his passenger home and did not want to blow above the limit and get a DUI.

The individual was arrested on a charges of DUI impaired to the slightest degree and was taken to the UAPD main station, where he agreed to chemical testing. His two samples indicated he had an alcohol level of .093 and .091. Additional charges of DUI .08 blood-alcohol content or above and driving without headlights were included in his arrest. The man was fingerprinted and released.

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