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Wednesday October 4, 2000

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By Kristopher Califano

University police arrested a Tucson man Friday evening at North Campbell Avenue and East Eighth Street on three charges of suspicion of driving under the influence, reports stated.

Police received a tip that there was a man driving drunk at East Speedway Boulevard and North Campbell Avenue. Officers caught up with the vehicle and began to follow it.

Police saw the vehicle making a left turn from Speedway Boulevard on to Campbell Avenue. While in the process of making the turn officers observed the vehicle hit the median, reports stated.

The vehicle continued to drive south on Campbell Avenue. Officers saw the vehicle cross the lane divider several times.

Police stopped the driver, David Ceasar, 42, of the 1300 block of East Bilbyrd Street, at Campbell Avenue and Eighth Street.

When officers asked Ceasar to step out of the vehicle he said "I don't wanna."

Police asked him several more times before Ceasar finally exited the vehicle. Officers noticed he had watery, blood-shot eyes and a strong odor of intoxicants.

Officers administered several field sobriety tests, which Ceasar failed. Ceasar was taken to UAPD where he submitted to a blood alcohol analysis.

Ceasar had a blood alcohol content of 0.211.

He was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influences, driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of 0.10, and extreme driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of greater than 0.18, reports stated.

He was released to a taxi cab company.


Police responded to a UA building Monday night after a UA employee held an unauthorized sale, reports stated.

A reporting party called police after she noticed an employee at U Mart, 1303 E. University Blvd., selling items in the store for a penny.

She told police that there were twenty people in the store when she noticed the employee selling items at a discounted price. She also told police that she saw customers in the store with laundry bins filled with merchandise only paying a penny.

She later told officers that she and her friends, who were dressed in pajamas, went to U Mart last week. The same employee told them that tonight was pajama night, and everything was free if you were wearing pajamas.

The reporting party identified a male in the student union as the U Mart employee who was discounting the items.

Officers asked the male, who admitted to being a U Mart employee, if he was holding a sale. The male told officers he was selling items for a penny "because he wanted to," reports stated.

Police spoke with other employees and contacted the store manager. The store manager told officers that U Mart did not want to press charges, however they would like the employees not involved with the sale to close the store for the night.

Police told the employee that he was not being arrested at this time, but the case was under investigation, and he may be arrested at a later date.


Police removed and banned a UA student from a campus building Monday afternoon, reports stated.

A Cafe Sonora employee called police after he saw a student hit another student with his shoulder. The employee told police that earlier in the semester he saw the same man knock a handicapped customer to the ground.

He also has a history of knocking over people's trays of food and stealing items, reports stated.

Officers spoke with the assistant Student Union director, who told police that he wanted the student to be "permanently removed" from the Memorial Student Union, 1303 E. University Boulevard, and ordered not to return.

Police performed a background check on the student. There were no warrants for the student, however the student had been involved in an assault charge, reports stated.

Police told the student that he was not arrested now, but if he ever returned to the Student Union, he would be arrested. The student gathered his belongings from his Student Union locker, and left the scene.


Officers spoke with a UA student Monday afternoon after his parking permit was stolen from a UA parking lot, reports stated.

The student told officers that he last saw his parking permit in his vehicle which was parked in lot number 5074 at East Speedway Boulevard and North Mountain Avenue.

He told police that his doors were secured, but his rear window was open. There are no suspects and no evidence at this time, reports stated.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.