The Huffington Post Posted: 09/09/2013 – Police arrested 1,367 people near the Arizona State University campus in Tempe during the first three weekends of the fall semester in a campaign called “Operation Safe and Sober,” according to the Phoenix New Times.
A majority of the arrests occurred in a two-mile area around ASU, the State Press reports. The first weekend (Aug. 16-18) brought 371 arrests, the second (Aug. 23-25) included 486 arrests, and the final weekend (Aug. 30-Sept. 1) rallied with 510 arrests.
Police made 5,815 stops or contacts, according to the State Press, resulting in 3,788 citations for violations. During the three weekends, 506 people were arrested for underage alcohol consumption or possession, and police responded to 129 calls about loud parties. Dozens were also busted for driving under the influence.
“The results indicate we are on the right path and continuing with the campaign in the best interest of community safety,” the Tempe PD said in a news release.
Cracking down on partying at Arizona State? What the fuck? Why else would anybody go there? Smokes and partying nonstop 24/7/365 and smokes and palm trees and smokes. That’s what Arizona State does. Might as well dig a grave and write your own tombstone if you’re going to be running Operation Safe and Sobers all over everybody. I mean right now the admissions brochure reads: “We have chicks, booze, and pools.” Run your anti partying operations 1 day longer and see how fast it changes to “I swear the desert isn’t as desolate as you think and haboobs are actually kind of fun sometimes.”
Oh and leave the Undie Run alone please. Definitely leave the Undie Run alone.