Newark, UD police collaborate on alcohol overconsumption

By Tom Lehman 7:24pm, August 18, 2013 - Updated 11:43am, August 19, 2013
Newark and University of Delaware police are collaborating to try and prevent dangerous drinking habits at the school.

WDEL's Tom Lehman reports.

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Newark police spokesman Lieutenant Mark Farrall says both departments will be reaching out to the community, including employees at local bars and restaurants around the campus.

"We're going to have a training session with them, where we're going to be training them on local and state laws regarding alcohol, including identifying fake IDs, dealing with intoxicated persons, and things of that nature," says Farrall.

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He says police are also trying to educate students on the risks associated with over-consumption of alcohol.

"We are experiencing some very high blood alcohol levels with these overdoses, resulting in numerous transports to local hospitals" says Farrall.

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But he says the risky behavior can't be solved by enforcement alone.

"The problem can't strictly be solved by enforcement, and that the Newark police and the university Police are going to need to rely on partnerships within the community," Farrall says.

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