Intoxicated student arrested in Aaron Jones Residential Life Hall

Problem getting out of hand on campus
Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 6:17pm

Drunkenness has made an appearance on campus once again. A female in Aaron Jones (AJ) Hall was booked into the Carbon County Jail Oct. 14 too intoxicated to give a viable sample for a breathalyzer, said Officer James Prettyman, USU Eastern Campus Police.

He said campus police responded to a report of public intoxication in AJ where they found the intoxicated person in question passed-out in the hallway, outside of her room. When the officers tried to awaken her, they found that her speech was slurred and incoherent. After being assisted to her bed, she became coherent enough that she was able to identify herself.

She was unable to give a valid breath sample to the officers, but what they were able to get, tested positive for alcohol. When it became apparent that medical assistance wouldn’t be necessary, she was taken and booked into the jail.

She is being charged with intoxication, as will anyone else found in possession or intoxicated on campus. The problem is getting out of hand and campus authorities will continue to crack down on substance abuse at USU-Eastern, said Prettyman on behalf of the campus police.

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