Madison
14° F
Light Snow
Light Snow
Advertisement

UWPD concerned about alcohol-related issues during Final Four weekend

Published On: Apr 07 2014 03:46:55 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 07 2014 05:19:55 PM CDT

MADISON, Wis. -

University of Wisconsin police officials said last weekend’s Final Four celebrations brought out some of the worst alcohol-related issues this year.

Before the Badgers basketball game started Saturday around 8 p.m., UW police had already transported several students to detox, according to a release.

One student had a preliminary blood alcohol content of 0.37 percent, police said. The 21-year-old was found unconscious in a bathroom at Gordon Commons. When officers woke him up, he didn’t know where he was or what day it was.

From Friday through 1 a.m. on Sunday morning, UW police took 10 people to detox, seven of them were UW-Madison students, according to the release.

UWPD issued 12 underage drinking citations, and one person not affiliated with the UW was arrested for operating while intoxicated over the weekend, police said. Many of the alcohol-related incidents officers witnessed this weekend were extremely dangerous, and could have led to severe injury or death.

Advertisement
  • Mil debate media gallery main

    Win McNamee/Getty Images

    Clinton, Sanders face off in Milwaukee debate

    Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton participate in the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Milwaukee. The debate is the final debate before the Nevada caucuses scheduled for Feb. 20.

  • Wildlife refuge

    CNN

    Oregon armed protesters: What to know

    A 41-day occupation at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon ended Thursday when the four remaining protesters surrendered to authorities. Here is what to you need to know about the group.

  • Titanic II

    Blue Star Line

    Titanic II: A look inside

    The new Titanic II will be practically identical to the original luxury liner, which famously sank in April 1912 after striking an iceberg on its maiden voyage. Here's a look inside the ocean liner, which is slated to sail in 2018.

  • Audrey

    Audrey

    Look Who's 3

    Check out who's turning 3, and send in your photo.

  • Valentine's Day card

    Valentine's Day

    Gift ideas, getting in the mood, popping the question, recipes and ideas for kids, all in our special section dedicated to Valentine's Day.

  • heart--stethoscope--doctor--medical---21654271

    Healthy Heart

    Tips to stay heart healthy, reducing your risk of heart disease, advice and the latest research on heart health.

Advertisement