UMD student detained after third encounter with police – Campus Crime

UMD student detained after third encounter with police

Veronica Wilson

Issue date: 12/2/09 Section: Campus Crime

On Saturday, a male UMD student was arrested after running from university police. This was the 19-year-old’s third time being arrested since the beginning of the school year.

According to University Police, the student was stumbling through Lot Q, near Griggs Hall. University Police approached him and while talking with him he appeared to be very intoxicated.

University Police asked the student to comply with taking a test to determine his blood alcohol level. Before taking the test, the student started to run from the police.

According to University Police, the student ran to the area of Junction apartments. Three cops were able to catch up to the student but none were able to gain control of him. The student physically resisted the police and resulted in police wrestling with the student on the ground in attempt to gain control.

The student continued to be uncooperative. University Police said they then sprayed him with pepper spray two times. The pepper spray did not have an effect on him either time.

According to University Police, it is very rare that pepper spray is ineffective. Usually, the reason for pepper spray not working is because the person is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The failure of the pepper spray resulted in University Police using a Taser gun on the student. This allowed them to gain control of the student, handcuff and arrest him.

The student was lodged in jail on accounts of obstructing the legal process, underage consumption and fleeing police on foot.

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