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Police Beat

By Kristopher Califano
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday December 3, 2002

Drunk driving and assault of an officer

A Tucson man went into what police called a "╬Karate Kid' stance'" during field sobriety tests and urinated in his pants while taking a Breathalyzer test Saturday, police reports stated.

Police were driving southbound on North Campbell Avenue just before 1 a.m. when they saw a truck traveling 25 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone near East Seventh Street, reports stated. Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver at North Kino Boulevard and East 15th Street. The driver, 23, smelled like alcohol and gave police his tax form when they asked for his vehicle registration, reports stated.

The driver and passenger were asked to step out of the car after the driver admitted to police that he had been drinking alcohol. While speaking with police, the man began to lean against the bed of the truck, reports stated.

While taking the one-leg-stand field sobriety test the driver raised one leg in the air, tucked his elbows into his body, raised his hands near his head and pointed his hands outward, reports stated. In the report, the officer described the man's stance as a "╬Karate Kid stance.'"

The man began to get angry and yelled obscenities at the officers. He told police that he hadn't slept in over a day.

Police were afraid the man would disturb nearby residents so they put the man in the squad car. While inside, he began kicking the windows and car doors, reports stated. The driver spat in one officer's face when police put leg restraints on him, reports stated.

Police took the driver to a temporary driving-under-the-influence substation where they gave him a Breathalyzer test. The driver urinated in his pants and refused to blow into the machine correctly, reports stated.

Officers called a judge and attained a warrant to draw the driver's blood. At 3 a.m., a phlebotomist extracted the blood. The blood alcohol content had not been analyzed at the time of the report.

The driver called an officer a "fuckin' faggot" when he informed the driver that he had the right to an independent blood test. The driver was arrested and taken to Pima County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol while being impaired to the slightest degree and aggravated assault on a police officer.

Public urination

A Tucson man was questioned by police Wednesday after they saw him urinating on a campus-area bus stop, reports stated.

"You mean you saw me do that?," the man asked police when they questioned him.

A UAPD security guard saw the 53-year old relieving himself at 6:12 a.m. near the 800 block of North Park Avenue, reports stated. Police arrived at the scene and spoke to the man.

They noticed a large puddle under the south end of the bench. The security guard told police that he didn't see the man's penis, but saw a stream believed to be urine coming from the man. Police cited and released the man on suspicion of being a criminal nuisance, reports stated.

Vandalism of a campus fraternity

A campus fraternity house was vandalized with pink paint Wednesday morning, reports stated.

Residents of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house, 1509 E. Second St., noticed that the lion statues in their front yard had been painted pink. The word "bitches" was also painted on one of the house's walls, reports stated.

One of the residents told police he saw two vehicles behind the house at 4 a.m., but couldn't get a good look at the people inside because both cars drove away quickly, reports stated. There are no suspects and no witnesses.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department Records. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resumÄ can be found at www.uapd.arizona.edu.


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