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Penn State Police Spent Part of Their Blue-White Weekend Arresting Drunk People

by on April 23, 2012 6:00 AM

Among the 60,000 spectators in the stands at Saturday's Blue-White Game, only seven were charged for public urination, a reflection of the day's total police activity.

The Penn State Police reported more than two dozen incidents on Saturday, from underage drinking to vehicle crashes with no injuries.

In total, police handed out citations for the following:

  • At least 18 students were cited for underage drinking.
  • There were 11 people cited for public drunkenness.
  • Of the people cited for either an underage or public drunkenness, seven were transported to the hospital.
  • Seven people were cited for urinating in public.
  • Two car crashes didn't result in any injuries, but at least five cars were stopped and the driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol.

Penn State Police Chief Tryone Parham said Saturday's Blue-White Game was similar to those of the past, and no arrest stuck out as unusual and numbers do not indicate that fans were not any more rowdy or overly drunk. 

"We did make several DUI arrests right after the game, as some patrons were leaving," Parham said. "There was a small number of people who intended to drink a lot in the parking lots and were not interested in the game."

Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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