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University students arrested on felony charges

Observer Staff Report | Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Police arrested three Notre Dame students on felony charges for providing alcohol to minors early Sunday morning, according to South Bend police logs.

One 19-year-old male was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge for the same offense. Of the three arrested on felony charges, one was 21 years old and two were 22.

Police busted the party on the 900 Block of East Corby Street at about 1 a.m. The logs listed a 17-year-old male living in Dillon Hall as the victim of the felony. Four other minors were cited for underage drinking.

Student arrests for underage drinking soared in August and September 2010 — reaching 70 arrests at the peak — but this weekend’s bust is one of the only cases during this school year that resulted in a felony charge for serving minors.

Police arrested 11 and cited nine at a party bust at Irish Row apartments in January. Vice President for Student Affairs Fr. Tom Doyle told The Observer earlier this year that the University, student government and local law enforcement continue to work together on the issue of student arrests.