Campus drunks cause police headache
By Marshall Bellamy
It’s still winter outside, but isn’t stopping
the crazy drunks at Western from falling asleep outside, taking
long walks without their winter clothing or carelessly injuring
themselves in the name of Drinkus Maximus, the god of Western
crime and drunkenness.
Elgin Austen, director of the Campus Community Police Service,
said he would like to commend the efforts of the Student Emergency
Response Team in light of the recent calls they received, ranging
from students slipping on ice to alcohol-related injuries.
Austen pointed out a need for students to plan ahead when
they are going to drink, citing the incident of a female student
who was found wandering campus without a coat by the CCPS over
the weekend. “[Just] keep an eye on each other,” he
No weekend would be complete without at least a few students
pulling fire alarms in residences. Austen asked students to
consider that fire alarms summon entire fire crews to the scene. “It’s
not funny,” he said.
In the quest of staving off crazy drivers on campus, or at
least making them drive a little carefully, Austen said the
CCPS is launching a campaign to survey drivers, create awareness
for driving safely and enforce the rules of the road.
Austen noted that off-campus ruffians are coming on campus
to vandalize certain fixtures with their tags. “Sometimes
these things happen in spikes,” he said, adding Western
is experiencing such a spike.
The world outside Western seemed a little less petty. Const.
Paul Martin, spokesperson for the London Police Department,
confirmed that a stolen car was involved in a high-speed collision
at Oxford and Colborne Sts., resulting in the hospitalization
of one person and several other suspects eluding police. The
LPD is appealing to the public for help with identifying the