Police Dispatch

Young And Free

Speedway Boulevard and Park Avenue, June 17, 1:58 a.m.

According to a UA Police Department report, an allegedly drunken man who had been driving attributed his behavior to youth and freedom.

An officer pulled over the 1997 Isuzu Rodeo driven by 19-year-old Matthew David Young, because the vehicle had no headlights on.

The officer had Young do a battery of tests to determine if he was fit to drive. During the one-leg stand test, Young reportedly swayed, hopped and used his arms to maintain his balance. Young allegedly told the officer he wasn't able to keep his balance because he was "feeling good."

A breath test twice returned a blood alcohol content result of 0.00. The officer asked Young if he had ingested any other drugs, and Young reportedly admitted smoking marijuana at a party.

The officer arrested Young on charges of driving without headlights, driving with a suspended license and driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Young reportedly said during a post-arrest interview that he had driven impaired because he was "young and free."

Busted at Mickey D's

Overton and Thornydale Roads, June 5, 9:24 p.m.

Employees at a McDonald's phoned authorities to report a group of boys smoking marijuana just outside the restaurant, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report said.

Two deputies reportedly arrived at the restaurant at virtually the same time. They began talking to the boys, who were inside a vehicle. During the conversation, one of the deputies spotted a bag of marijuana and a lighter tucked behind the windshield wiper on the driver's side of the car.

One of the boys in the vehicle admitted the marijuana belonged to him. A deputy cited and released the boy for possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor.

An Unannounced Guest

Vail, June 5, 4:40 p.m.

A woman found a man hiding out in her living room when she went downstairs early in the morning, a PCSD report stated.

The woman went into her kitchen at about 5 a.m. and noticed a pair of unfamiliar sneakers outside her home. She said she then walked into the living room, where she discovered a man curled up and hiding behind a couch.

The woman told authorities she ran upstairs to check on her children. When she came back down, the man was reportedly gone.

According to the report, the woman surmised the man got inside and left through a dog door. Nothing was reported missing.

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