Police Blotter

One Traffic-Absolute Sobriety arrest and three Traffic UTC’s cases

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Red Light Running

University Police stopped a vehicle after it ran a red light into a Water Street intersection at around 2 a.m. on April  30, according to the report.

The driver said he continued through the red light because he thought it was blinking red. A traffic warning was issued.

Under the Influence

University Police monitored a vehicle along 100 Garfield Avenue for not having tail lights activated around 2 a.m. on May 1. When the police began to follow the vehicle it stopped.

The officer asked the driver if she had been consuming any alcohol. The driver said she had been drinking vodka and was coming from Murray Hall, according to the report.

A preliminary breath test was issued and the result was .09 and she was arrested for violating the Absolute Sobriety Law.

A citation and a fine were issued as well as a written warning for operating a vehicle without the required tail lights. The driver scored a three on the proxy form, according to the report.

She was transported to Eau Claire County Jail after being issued her court date and arrest form.