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    Police Beat: March 18

    If you’re drunk and you know it

    A non-UA affiliated man was arrested and charged for an aggravated DUI, super extreme DUI, driving with a suspended license and a confirmed warrant at 1:50 a.m. on March 9.

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer, driving the opposite direction, observed the man speeding and swerving his red Jeep on Campbell Avenue.

    Upon communication with the driver, the man appeared to be sluggish and disoriented, and smelled strongly of alcohol. The driver did not have a license and a records check of his name confirmed a warrant from the Arizona Department of Public Safety for a suspended license since August 2009.

    The UAPD officer then had the man perform several sobriety tests, during which the suspect kept asking to be let go and adding that all he wanted was to go home.

    During one test, the man was “very unsteady” and repeatedly counted his steps. When asked to stand on one leg, the man said to the officer that he knew he was drunk and asked why he should take the other test.

    The suspect then informed the officer he’d drank a 12-pack of Bud Light. Police observed several empty beer cans lying on the floor of his vehicle.

    The man was then arrested and taken to the UAPD station for a breath test. The man’s Intoxilyzer test results for his blood alcohol content scored as high as .232.

    The man was then booked into Pima County Adult Detention Center.

    Hide and smoke

    A non-UA affiliated man was arrested and booked into Pima County Jail for charges related to failing to appear in court at 1:25
    a.m. on March 13.

    UAPD officers initially spotted the man walking around Coronado Residence Hall bike racks, looking to see if others were watching him. The man then sat on a bench and lit cigarette butts from an ashtray, before throwing them on the ground, according to the police report. When UAPD officers tried to make contact with the man, he began walking away to avoid them.

    Police then caught up with the man, who was sitting on a bench and smoking a cigarette from the ashtray. The man told police he hadn’t done anything illegal.

    A records check of the man showed two warrants for criminal damage
    and drug paraphernalia from the Tucson Police Department.

    UAPD officers then searched the man’s satchel, which contained a pair of wire cutters and a screwdriver that he said were for a groundskeeping job.

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