University of Iowa police made dozens of alcohol related arrests during Saturday’s Hawkeye football game versus Pittsburgh. Fourteen people were transported to the Johnson County Jail, primarily for public intoxication.
Six of the individuals charged with public intox are under the legal drinking age of 21. In a few cases, the people arrested were found passed out in Kinnick Stadium bathroom stalls. Fourty-eight people were cited for open container violations. One man was charged with disorderly conduct for starting a fight in the stands.
Two people were charged with drunk driving after the game. The number of arrests were up compared to the Hawkeyes’ season opener on September 3, but police are making fewer arrests compared to a few years ago. Police made 90 arrests for public intoxication on game days last year.
That was down from 141 in 2009. U-of-I officials launched a campaign to curb excessive drinking during home football games prior to last season. The effort has involved increased police patrols in campus parking lots, limited post-game tailgating hours and boosted enforcement of drunk driving and open container laws.
See more details on U-I game day arrests: police.uiowa.edu/news/ui-police-release-pitt-v-iowa-arrest-information/