Unofficial totals: 310 tickets; 1 bad injury

Unofficial totals: 310 tickets; 1 bad injury

CHAMPAIGN — After spending a week looking at reports, police have determined that 310 tickets were issued during last Friday's Unofficial St. Patrick's Day.

The majority, 177 of those tickets, were issued for minors in possession of alcohol. Another 87 tickets went for public possession of alcohol.

Police cited partiers who attended at least 48 different colleges and universities. University of Illinois students received 116 of the 310 tickets. Six different states were represented in the data — one offender came from Florida to participate.

The vast majority of offenders were of college age, but the youngest person ticketed on Unofficial St. Patrick's Day was 17 years old. The oldest person ticketed was 30.

Authorities said earlier this week that there were at least 12 Unofficial-related medical calls, eight of which resulted in ambulance rides to the hospital.

There is only one known serious injury: Police said a 21-year-old Naperville man who admitted he had been drinking fell from a balcony of an apartment building at 501 E. Healey St., C, and sustained a broken pelvis and broken bones on the left side of his face.

He remained hospitalized on Wednesday in good condition.


Breakdown of tickets issued during Unofficial 2012:

Number Offense

177 Minor in possession

87 Public possession

17 Adult responsibility

9 Carrying open liquor

5 Throwing dangerous materials

3 Delivery to minors

3 Public urination

2 Fighting

2 Possession of cannabis

1 Resisting an officer

1 Open fire

1 Littering

1 Keg violation

1 Disorderly conduct

Total: 310

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A Very Busy Mom wrote on March 09, 2012 at 10:03 am

I want to thank all the law enforcement officers and others who worked hard to keep this event from getting out of control.

They did a great job.  I work over on campus and saw them working cooperatively to make sure that everyone was safe.


Orbiter wrote on March 09, 2012 at 10:03 pm

It took a week of looking at reports to count 310 tickets?  Who've they got doing the tabulation? The same bunch who counted the Republican Primary Votes in Iowa? Haha!

More seriously, however, total agreement with poster #1--great job by our LE officers!


PS: The injury reported sounds really serious.  But to call it "bad" makes one wonder what sort of injury might be a "good injury"!