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Police Beat

By Holly Wells
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Friday, September 10, 2004
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A man was cited for drinking and driving early Saturday morning at East First Street and North Cherry Avenue after police pulled him over for having a headlight out, reports stated.

Police smelled alcohol on the man’s breath and asked him if he had been drinking. The man said, “Yes, I had one beer.”

Police noticed the man had bloodshot eyes and asked the man again how much he had to drink.

The man then said, “I had two beers,” reports stated.

Police performed a field sobriety test on the man and then asked him to blow into a Breathalyzer. The man blew a .046 and a .041. The man was under 21 years old, reports stated.

The man was cited for DUI to the slightest degree, for underage drinking, and for underage DUI.

The man was released to a responsible party, reports stated.

Two males tried to steal a $300 gas barbecue grill early Saturday morning from the Kappa Alpha fraternity house, 906 N. First St., reports stated.

When police arrived the head of private security said the two men had taken the grill from the house, but had decided to leave it in the parking lot.

The fraternity president told police the two men had been welcome guests at the party, and he didn’t know why they would steal the barbecue.

Parts of the barbecue were missing and the fraternity president said he suspected that the two men had stolen the parts.

The barbecue grill was returned to the fraternity and it still worked without the missing parts.

Police have no suspects, reports stated.

A student was taken to University Medical Center after drinking three 40-ounce bottles of malt liquor Saturday night at Bear Down Field, 540 N. Vine St., reports stated.

Police were flagged down while driving in the area and told the student needed medical attention.

Police noticed that the student’s speech was slurred. The student couldn’t sit or stand without help, reports stated.

The student’s eyes were half-closed and he had vomit on his shirt.

When EMTs arrived the student pushed them away. The student became aggressive and almost fell over several times.

Police and the EMTs would catch the student before he fell, reports stated.

The student’s girlfriend told police the student had drank three of the bottles of malt liquor. The student was not 21, reports stated.

The student was handcuffed and taken to UMC where he was treated for alcohol.

The student was referred to the Dean of Students for underage drinking and turned over to his mother, reports stated.

Four students were cited for underage drinking Saturday night after police pulled them over for speeding on Fourth Street and Highland Avenue and found a keg in the back seat, reports stated.

After police pulled the Chevy truck over, they noticed that there was a student in the back holding a keg.

The student admitted that the keg was his.

The other three students smelled like alcohol, reports stated.

All of the students admitted that they had been drinking and were not 21.

Police also found a bottle of vodka in the front of the truck.

The students said they had been heading to a party.

The truck was parked and the students were cited and released.

The keg was placed into evidence, reports stated.

A UA temporary employee was found with marijuana on Sept. 2, in front of the Yavapai Residence Hall, 1222 E. South Campus Drive, reports stated.

When police arrived, the employee was getting into a red car. The man said he did not have any papers for the car.

The man said he did not have a key for the car because the ignition didn’t work.

Police went with the man to talk to his boss so the man could verify that he was a temporary employee at the UA.

The man had left his driver’s door open and while he was gone police could see a small cigarette that looked like a marijuana roach inside.

Police picked up the small cigarette and smelled marijuana, reports stated.

When the man returned he admitted the marijuana roach was his and said police could search his car.

Police found a bag of green leafy substance in the ashtray.

The man also admitted he had a joint in his left pocket.

The man was cited and released, reports stated.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resumé can be found at

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