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    Police Beat: February 9, 2015

    Sooner or later

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer was patrolling the area near Euclid Avenue and Speedway Boulevard when he saw a car drifting over the yellow lines into the left lane before swerving back to the median lane.

    The officer activated his patrol lights and stopped the vehicle. When the officer made contact with the driver, he told him that he had stopped him because of his failure to drive in one lane and asked him if he’d been drinking.

    The driver did not answer the officer’s question. When the officer asked him for his license, he said that he did not have it on him and had left it at home, stating he came from Ohio, and there, he only needed to have the number on him. The officer informed him he had to have the physical license on his person.

    While speaking with the driver, the officer noticed a faint smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and the officer asked the driver to step out.

    The driver refused to exit the car and said he was going to call his mother, who was an attorney; he also said that he was going to get the officer fired from his job. A records check revealed the driver’s license was suspended.

    The officer asked the driver to exit his vehicle, because he was under arrest for driving with a suspended license. The officer explained the situation to his mother, who was on speakerphone, and the driver complied and exited.

    The officer then spoke to the driver’s mother one-on-one, and he told her that his car would be impounded.

    The mother replied, “You guys are fucking idiots,” according to the officer.

    The car was impounded, and the driver flagged down The Seasons shuttle service to take him home. Before entering the shuttle, the driver said he was going to have the officer’s badge sooner or later.

    The driver was cited and released on the scene.

    Right behind you

    Two UAPD officers were called to a possible road rage incident on Jan. 28 around 9 p.m.

    A motorcyclist had ran a stop sign on Tyndall Avenue and Fourth Street and was following closely behind a blue sedan.

    The officers stopped the driver of the sedan, who was a UA student, and the motorcyclist, who was not UA-affiliated, in front of Centennial Hall.

    The student said that he was driving south on Park Avenue when he noticed the motorcyclist following closely behind him.

    He said he was turning right, and the motorcyclist was in his blind spot turning right as well. After they both made the right turn, the motorcyclist appeared angered and began yelling at him.

    As they kept driving, the motorcyclist kicked the student’s driver’s side door, leaving a scuff mark. He said he was trying to get away from the motorcyclist but couldn’t.

    The student’s story matched up with the motorcyclist’s story, and both did not wish to proceed further in judicial proceedings.

    Both the student and cyclist were released.

    — Compiled by Adriana Espinosa

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