Every year the students at the University of Connecticut take a break and get their party on. Spring weekend allows the kids to cut loose before cramming begins for final exams. During this time, parties are plentiful and so is law enforcement presence.
This year, like every year before, campus police join forces with State police as well as firefighters and EMT's to ensure the weekend is as safe as possible. The line of thinking goes something like this: The kids are going to party regardless and we might as well make it as controlled as possible.
Despite the measures taken to keep things safe and under control, there are inevitably arrests, every year. According to WTNH, this year was no different with 12 arrests in the first night.
One of those arrests was UConn football player and co-captain Scott Lutrus who was charged with interfering with police. There was also an assault arrest made on Nikita Guryakov.
Many people think UConn is unfairly targeted and blasted in the media for this weekend when nearly every school in the nation gets a little wild at various times throughout the year. Others think that UConn students and others who frequent the off campus parties during this time, bring shame to the school name. Regardless, the weekend definitely keeps the local police busy as they try to make certain the kids are as safe as possible while they have a good time.
There is a good chance that many of the arrests during this time are for Disorderly Conduct. Disorderly conduct is a Class C misdemeanor. It can carry a potential sentence of up to 3 months in jail and fines reaching $500.
Charges like DUI are common among college students. Facing these charges can bring added headaches to young adults that should be focusing on their future. Having an experienced defense attorney to represent them, however, can help put their minds at ease.