Volume 95, Issue 61

Tuesday, January 22, 2002
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Senate says no to Day of Action

Date rape drug sends woman to hospital

News Briefs

Ivey lecturer says "I told you so"

Date rape drug sends woman to hospital

By Kristina Lundblad
Gazette Staff

Drugs and alcohol did not mix well for one London woman this weekend.

Const. Ryan Holland of the London Police Department said a 20-year-old woman was found unconscious near Rage, an after-hours club at 210 Dundas St., at about 5 a.m. Saturday morning.

Holland said the woman was unable to breathe when taken to hospital, but regained consciousness within a few hours.

Holland said the woman had mixed GHB – otherwise known as the date-rape drug – and ecstasy, along with alcohol.

No charges will be laid in the incident, Holland said.

LPD are still investigating a robbery that took place at the Tim Horton's at 915 Commissioners Rd. E early Sunday morning.

Police are looking for a male, about 23-years-old, 5'5", 110 to 120 pounds, with a black hooded coat, who fled the scene on foot with a small amount of cash.

Campus was quiet this past week, said University Police Department Const. Wendy McGowan, noting police responded to noise complaints from nearby apartment buildings and a couple of minor fender benders.

"People should be extremely cautious, especially when the temperature drops," McGowan said in regards to winter road safety. "Campus roads are monitored for maintenance, with salt and sand, but just a quick dusting of snow can make the roads dangerous."

There were two separate accidents due to slippery road conditions on Jan. 16 and one incident on Jan. 17. In all three cases, there were no injuries.

Over the weekend, the Student Emergency Response Team responded to several campus residences to tend to students who had consumed too much alcohol.

In all cases, no one was seriously injured, McGowan said.

"Please drink in moderation," she said.

Sunday, an overhead data projector was stolen out of a Social Science Centre classroom and McGowan asked students to call UPD immediately if they see anyone suspicious walking out of a building with a piece of equipment.

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