Students drink their way through first week of classes

By Brielle Bryan
Production Manager

Underage drinking results in a court date

On Friday, Sept. 1, at approximately 10:40 p.m., three Campus Police officers were dispatched to a men’s restroom in Travers Hall on reports of an intoxicated male. Upon arrival, the officers met with two community advisors. One of the CAs stated that he witnessed a male resident go into the restroom and vomit, according to police reports.

Campus Police met with the male resident who admitted to consuming multiple shots of vodka and three beers in one of the rooms in Travers Hall, police said. TCNJ EMS arrived on scene to assess the male resident and concluded that he did not need any further medical attention. Pro-staff was contacted and arrived on scene.

While one of the officers was writing a summons for the male resident, the two other officers at the scene knocked on the door of another room in Travers Hall, police said. There were four females in the room, two of which were juveniles. According to police reports, three of the four students admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages, beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m. Only one of the four females didn’t consume alcohol. The females forfeited one bottle of Svedka Blue Raspberry Vodka and a 3-liter box of Bota Moscato wine, police said.  

TCNJ EMS was already on scene due to assessing the male resident, and they assessed the three females that were also drinking. One of the females that was drinking was medically cleared by TCNJ EMS and refused further medical treatment, police said. She was issued a summons for underage drinking and given a court date. Due to policy, the two juveniles who were caught drinking had to be transported to the hospital.

 

Jungle juice wipes birthday from memory

On Saturday, Sept. 2, at approximately 12:10 a.m., two Campus Police officers were dispatched to Travers and Wolfe Hall in reference to a 911 call with an unknown location. Upon arrival, Campus Police checked the elevators in Travers and Wolfe Hall in an attempt to locate the 911 caller, police said. There was no one in the elevators who appeared to be in distress.

College Dispatch advised that he had the name of the caller and that the caller resided in Wolfe Hall, according to police reports. Campus Police went to Wolfe Hall and located a male who appeared to be highly intoxicated. When Campus Police asked the intoxicated male the current date, as well as his day of birth, he could not remember and therefore could not give them an answer, police said. The intoxicated student told one of the officers that he consumed two cups of jungle juice and that he was at a party at an unknown location when he consumed the alcoholic beverages, Campus Police said.

TCNJ EMS arrived on scene to evaluate the intoxicated male. TCNJ EMS advised that the intoxicated male had to go to the hospital, police said. Ewing Township BLS arrived on scene. The intoxicated male student was evaluated by Ewing Township BLS and transported to the hospital. He was issued a municipal summons prior to being transported to the hospital.

 

Student receives amnesty after drinking

On Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 12:28 a.m., two Campus Police officers were dispatched to Campus Town on a report of an intoxicated female. Upon arrival, the officers met with a female student who was sitting on a couch, conscious but not alert. The female student showed several signs of intoxication, including slurred speech, loss of balance and disorientation, Campus Police said.

One of the officers asked if the female student was OK, and how much alcohol she had to drink. According to police reports, the female student replied that she was OK and that she had two jungle juice drinks. The officer asked where she was drinking and the student said she was drinking at a fraternity house.

According to two other Campus Town residents, the female student was dropped off by a mutual friend to their apartment. Due to the female student’s intoxicated state, the two Campus Town residents felt that they needed to call Campus Police for safety reasons, police said.

At 12:50 a.m., Ewing Township EMS arrived on scene. At 1:03 a.m., Ewing Township EMS transported the intoxicated student to the hospital for further medical treatment, Campus Police said. Pro-staff was advised of the situation and the female student was not issued a consumption of alcoholic beverages citation because her two friends sought out medical attention for her. Therefore, the female student was given amnesty due to the New Jersey Lifeline Legislation.

 

Intoxicated student in Wolfe Hall receives summons

On Friday, Sept. 1, at 11:35 p.m., a Campus Police officer was dispatched to Wolfe Hall due to reports of an intoxicated female. Pro-staff advised a Campus Police officer when he arrived on scene that they observed the intoxicated female throwing up. At this time, the officer attempted to speak to the female student to see how much she had to drink, police said. The intoxicated student informed the officer she had eight shots of vodka at an off-campus party. The officer observed a strong odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from her breath, Campus Police said.

TCNJ EMS arrived and treated the intoxicated student. Pro-staff was advised of the incident, police said. TCNJ EMS and Pro-staff allowed the female student to stay in her room and to be looked after by her roommate. According to police reports, the female student was issued a summons for possession or consumption of alcoholic beverage in a public place or motor vehicle by person under legal age.

 

Sorority party prompts EMS arrival

On Saturday, Sept. 2, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a Campus Police officer was dispatched to New Residence Hall on reports of an intoxicated female. Upon arrival, the officer met with a community advisor and the student manager of residential operations, police said.

The SMRO stated that a male student knocked on her door to report that his girlfriend was intoxicated in her dorm room. The officer met with the intoxicated female who admitted to drinking about four shots of vodka at a sorority party, Campus Police said.

TCNJ EMS arrived on scene to assess the patient and determined that she did not need to go to the hospital. According to police reports, the intoxicated female declined any further medical treatment. Due to the New Jersey Lifeline Legislation, no summons was issued.

 

Anyone with information can contact Campus Police at 609-771-2345.