UI police say this year's Unofficial resulted in more citations than past two

URBANA – University of Illinois police report that more citations were issued during this year's Unofficial St. Patrick's Day event than during either of the previous two years.

UI Division of Public Safety spokeswoman Jennifer Payan reported that 364 notices to appear in court were issued during Unofficial, up from 269 in 2010 and 351 in 2009.

Payan said University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students accounted for less than half of the violations, 133.

She said Illinois State University had the second highest number of those cited, with Parkland College third.

The Big Ten Conference was well-represented among those cited for offenses. Notices to appear were issued to students from the Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue and Wisconsin.

While no Northwestern students were cited, at least one person who lives in Evanston, Ill., was cited, Payan said.

According to the final statistics, 207 minors were cited for possession of alcohol, 81 people were cited for public possession of alcohol and 28 adults were cited for being responsible for illegal use of kegs or alcohol in their residences.

Nine citations were issued for keg purchasing or possession violations, nine for sales of alcohol to minors and seven for throwing objects.

Other citations were issued for fighting, open alcohol violations, pedestrian crossing violations, unlawful use of identification, battery, criminal damage, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, public urination, resisting police, littering and loud noise.

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mankind wrote on March 08, 2011 at 8:03 am

Nice to finally see some conference standings. Michigan must be pumped to beat Michigan State. I hear Wisconsin signed a guy from Rhinelander who can carry two kegs; they'll improve. And Northwestern better sit down during the off-season and figure out what went wrong this year.

Gadfly295 wrote on March 08, 2011 at 12:03 pm

THIRD place in crashing your own hometown's fake drinking holiday? Weak, Parkland. Weak.