This Frathouse sign raised a few eyebrows from parents (and generated a few calls to APD)
Northwestern District Attorney Dave Sullivan was in Court this morning. Message to students: "Respect your neighbors, respect yourself."
I even heard both those comments in the halls of Eastern Hampshire District Court this morning, where proceedings were delayed by 20 minutes in order to properly process the paperwork from 20 Amherst police arrests.
Yes, almost all of the arrests were alcohol related and almost all of those involved Umass students.
As usual the District Court used the "diversion" program (converting infractions from criminal to civil) to more efficiently handle the caseload. For "open container" infractions the perps will pay $300 town bylaw fine, $100 in court costs, take the Brains at Risk alcohol education program at UMass, and be on probation for four months.
For the "minor in possession:" $100 court costs, Brains at Risk program and four months probation.
Junior Meach stands before Judge Payne for DUI. Case continued to 10/23
Surprisingly there was only one Driving Under the Influence arrest, Junior Meech, but that doesn't include the driver in the somewhat spectacular accident on South East Street last night, because he has not yet been processed.
DUI incident 706 South East Street last night. PD arrested Ailton Correia, 22
UMPD had only one arrest compared to APDs twenty, so maybe UMass/Amherst scientists have developed a good behavior force field that encapsulates the sprawling campus.
Phillips Street was almost impassable Sunday night around midnight