Police Blotter: March 3 – 6, 2011
This report is based on the information published by the University Police Department. Individuals arrested and/or charged with crimes in this report are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Amber Sandlin / Sun Star Reporter
March 15, 2011
Starting Thursday, March 3 and continuing through Saturday, March 5, six people were arrested in the Fine Arts Complex for being intoxicated in public. A few were taken to the “drunk tank,” one person was given to their family member and two had outstanding warrants for their arrest. Although they were all over 21, police had determined they were too drunk to take care of themselves. One person was sent to the hospital due to the high amount of alcohol found in their blood.
Driving down the road on Thursday, March 3, a police officer notice a car in front of them had expired plates. The officer discovered the driver had not registered the vehicle, which had exchanged owners several times. The driver also did not have proof of insurance. The car was impounded and the driver released on foot.
On Saturday, March 5, an officer detected a strong smell of pot while passing a car parked near Constitution Hall. Upon knocking on the window, he discovered three people inside smoking marijuana. The driver was charged with possession of a controlled substance and her guests were released on foot and banned from all UAF property.
Drunk in the dark
A 27-year-old Fairbanks man was stopped for not turning on his headlights and then arrested for drinking and driving on Sunday, March 6. The man smelled strongly of alcohol and failed a field sobriety test. He refused the chemical test for determining blood alcohol content (BAC) and was arrested for DUI and for refusal to submit to a BAC test. He was also cited for not having his headlights on.
CRASH – DUI
On Sunday, March 6, a car slid into another car behind the lower dorms parking lot, causing damage. When the officer responded, the driver smelled of alcohol and had other physical signs of being intoxicated. She admitted to drinking and failed the sobriety test. She was cited for speeding and not driving appropriately for road conditions. She was also charged with DUI and for driving without insurance.