ASU's First Weekend of the Semester: 486 More Arrests in Three Days by Alcohol Task Force

The weekend before classes started at Arizona State University, a task force focused on alcohol-related crimes in Tempe arrested 371 people in just three days.

In the first weekend after classes started, the same task force went out and nabbed 486 people in a three-day stretch, which seems to mean that the partyin' is on the rise.

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This is the result of the Tempe Police Department's "Safe and Sober" campaign, which got help from seven other police departments.

Again, there's no breakdown of how many ASU students are among those arrested over the weekend, but it's probably safe to assume many of the people popped for underage drinking just happen to go to the gigantic university in town.

Here's this weekend's breakdown from Tempe PD:

  • Total stops: 1,812
  • Total citations: 919
  • Total arrests: 486
  • Arrests for minors in possession of alcohol: 208
  • Total DUI arrests: 85
  • Calls for loud parties: 68
  • Nuisance notices: 26
  • Minors, under the age of 18, in possession of alcohol: 14
  • Party notices with minors in possession of alcohol: 11
  • Average blood-alcohol level for DUI suspects: .136

Go Devils, right?

(Note to party people: Tempe PD says it's running this operation for a third straight week, from Thursday to Saturday.)

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