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The Not-So-Drunk Drunken Driver

University Area, Dec. 21, 12:01 a.m.

Officers arrested a man for driving under the influence of alcohol, despite the fact that he had a blood-alcohol content that was less than one-third the legal limit, a University of Arizona Police Department report stated.

Officer A. Kisela allegedly saw Carl Michael Philabaum, 53, nearly strike the center median while turning left onto North Campbell Avenue from East Speedway Boulevard. Kisela pulled over Philabaum, smelled alcohol on his breath and asked if he'd been drinking alcohol.

"Yes, I had a few drinks," said Philabaum, the report stated.

After taking some field sobriety tests, Philabaum was taken to the UAPD station, 1852 E. First St.

Officer Kisela asked him if he would be willing to answer officers' questions. When Kisela refused to comment on what type of questions would be asked, Philabaum refused to give any answers, the report stated. Officers let Philabaum speak to an attorney before taking the Breathalyzer test.

Philabaum had a blood alcohol content of .025 percent, less than one-third the legal limit of .08 percent. He was arrested and released on suspicion of driving under the influence while being impaired to the slightest degree and making an improper left turn.


Sleeping Beauty and the Beast

West Drexel Road and South Hildreth Avenue, Dec. 12, 3:08 a.m.

According to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report, a Tucson husband wouldn't let his wife go back to sleep--and she got the authorities involved.

The husband and wife were lying down when the husband was awoken by a neighbor. He, in turn, woke up his wife. He reportedly began to argue with her, refusing to let her fall asleep again.

The wife dialed 911, and her husband left the house before deputies arrived.

Deputy Moses Paiaina told the wife to call back if her husband returned.


Mother's Little Helper

West Curtis Road and North Shannon Road, Dec. 13, 9:21 p.m.

An 18-year-old woman found a pound of what she believed was drugs and some drug paraphernalia inside her mother's house, a PCSD report stated.

The woman called police from her own apartment complex and said she had gone to her mother's house to pick up some belongings. While there, she noticed many small packages containing an unknown substance on her mother's bed.

The woman said she believed the substance was a drug, but she couldn't specify what type of drugs were inside her mother's house. Deputy Elliot Lyle went to the mother's house and knocked on the door several times. He left when no one came to the door, the report stated.

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