Buttons get pressed and forgetting to turn on your headlights is expensive

Elliot Adams

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The Tator
May 9, 2023

Was it a butt dial?

At approximately 9:35 a.m. on May 2, an officer was dispatched to Towers Hall in response to a 911 call that was placed. 

The 911 call had been placed earlier in the morning but was then canceled. The call center attempted to call back, but there was no answer. 

Upon arrival at the residence hall, the officer attempted to make contact with the student at their dorm room. The roommate answered the door and notified the officer that their roommate made the call accidentally and was en route to their class. 

The officer then received a call from the student who confirmed that their 911 call was accidental. 

Revoked and Suspended are not the same

At approximately 10:20 p.m. on April 28, an officer was conducting a routine vehicle patrol when they observed a vehicle traveling west on Water Street with only its daytime lights running. 

The officer then conducted a records search and learned that the driver’s vehicle registration had expired in November of 2021. 

The officer then initiated a traffic stop. The driver did not know that only their daytime lights were running and assumed that they had their normal lights on. The driver also did not have proof of insurance.

The officer then explained that their registration for their vehicle had expired in November. 

After returning to their patrol vehicle to conduct a records check on the driver, the officer noted that the driver’s license had been revoked in connection to an operating while intoxicated charge. 

The driver said that they thought that their driving privileges were only suspended, rather than revoked. 

The officer returned to their patrol vehicle and prepared a citation for operating a vehicle with a revoked license. The officer also prepared a written warning for driving an uninsured vehicle, expired registration and improper headlight usage. 

After explaining the citation and warnings to the driver, the driver parked their vehicle and called a friend to pick it up. 

The officer then cleared the scene. 

Who pressed the button? 

At approximately 10:59 p.m. on April 29, an officer was dispatched to Bollinger Field to respond to an activated emergency blue light. 

Upon arrival, the officer didn’t observe anyone who needed police assistance. The officer then patrolled the entire vicinity of Bollinger Field and still did not locate anyone who required assistance. 

The officer then returned to their vehicle and cleared the scene. 

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