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Press Release Details


Press Release Number: 370

Incident Number: 08-000374

Release Date: 11/6/2008


Offense: DUI, Underage alcohol, and related offenses

Grading: M-3

Date/Time Reported

Date Reported Time Reported Date From Date To
9/23/2008 4:23 AM 9/23/2008 9/23/2008

Time/Location

Location Time From Time To
C-2 Parking Lot 4:23 AM 4:23 AM

Person(s) Charged or Referred

First Name Last Name Age Gender
michael Fye 19 Male
Cody Whipple 18 Male
Benjamin Adams 18 Male

Summary of Events

Above date/time/location officer on routine patrol initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle. Fye was operating the vehicle at the time of the stop, and was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Adams, a front seat passenger, was found be to be intoxicated and under the age of 21. Whipple, who was standing outside of the vehicle, was found to be intoxicated and under the age of 21. Investigation also revealed that Whipple was the operator of the vehicle at the time of the initial acts that drew the officer's attention to the parking lot. Whipple was cited for traffic violation as well as the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages, has also been referred to the campus judicial officer. Adams was cited for the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages. Whipple is a university student, Adams and Fye are non-students. UPDATE 11/6/2008- A criminal complaint has been filed against Fye for the following: -DUI - High rate of alcohol (BAC 0.10-0.16%) - 1 count -DUI - General impairment/incapable of safe driving - 1 count -DUI - Minor with alcohol in system, first offense - 1 count -Minor prohibted from operating with alcohol in system - 1 count -Purchase/consumption/transportation/possession of alcohol while being less than 21 years of age - 1 count