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Police issue 24 tickets, make 3 arrests

Kate Antonacci | Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Police issued 24 arrest tickets to adults and made three custodial arrests for public intoxication, minor consuming alcohol and false informing before and during Saturday’s Notre Dame home football game against Stanford University.Four additional arrest tickets were issued to juveniles for alcohol-related offenses, for minor consuming or minor in possession of alcohol, Associate Director of Notre Dame Security/Police (NDSP) Phil Johnson said in an e-mail Monday.Offenders were transported to St. Joseph County jail, Johnson said. During the game, police made one arrest for public intoxication and 16 adults were ejected from the stadium for “alcohol-related offenses.” One juvenile was sent to a local hospital due to intoxication, Johnson said. One adult man was also found intoxicated and unconscious outside the stadium and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.In addition, one person was issued a “no-trespass notice for violating other University rules,” Johnson said. Several people were also issued notices to “stop selling merchandise or tickets on campus property,” he said. Notices were issued to several people for selling merchandise on campus property, Johnson said. NDSP was assisted outside the stadium by Indiana State Excise Police, South Bend Police and St. Joseph County Police.Johnson did not specify whether preliminary breath tests (PBTs) were used or if police officers were in uniform or plain-clothed. “NDSP will continue to work with other area police officials for the next home football game,” Johnson said. Johnson said that if football weekend festivities include the use of alcoholic beverages, Indiana laws should be followed.”Don’t let alcohol get in the way of your safety or fun or keep you from enjoying a great football game,” Johnson said. “Keep in mind that laws regarding the use of alcohol will be enforced and you are responsible for your conduct.”Johnson also said that students arriving back on campus after fall break for the football game against University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will have to follow the “one-way traffic restrictions put in place by area police” on roads surrounding campus.”Normal routes and parking lots may not be available if students arrive on campus later than hours prior to kickoff,” Johnson said.