Eight Lehigh University students are facing alcohol-related charges – and at least four of those students required hospital treatment – due to overzealous celebrating on the day of the big Lehigh vs. Lafayette football game, according to Bethlehem police.
City police were kept very busy on game day, police point out in a blog, despite the fact that this year’s game was held at Lafayette in Easton.
The details, as described in the blog:
Public Drunkenness: At 12:38 AM, Sam Hall was found passed out and vomiting in the street at Fifth & Polk with his iPhone and cash on the sidewalk around him. He was transported to the hospital for treatment due to his high level of intoxication.
Underage drinking: At 1:03 PM, police received a 9-1-1 call from 216 E. Fifth St. When they arrived to investigate, they found two underage males passed out. One male required medical treatment and was transported to the hospital due to his high level of intoxication. Arrested were Eric Glocke and David Miller.
Underage drinking: At 1:14 PM, an officer observed a female on Fifth Street unable to walk. She was vomiting on herself and the sidewalk. The female, Sarah Kitchen, was underage and so highly intoxicated she was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Various State Violations: At 3:51 PM Police were called to the 702 Hillside Ave. and arrived to find two males urinating off their front porch, yelling and throwing furniture into the street. The males, Nicholas Gambino and Samuel Starkey, were both arrested for various violations.
Drunkenness: At 4:38 PM, we were summoned to the parking lot at the Pantry 1, 25 E. Morton St., to find a male passed out from intoxication. Brian Jackson was transported to the hospital for treatment and also cited.
Drunkenness: at 9:18 PM we were called to 514 Carlton Ave. on report of a male banging loudly on a door of an unoccupied residence. We arrived to find Matthew Meese highly intoxicated and bleeding from the face. He was cited for public intoxication.
“We have a very tolerant approach to a lot of behavior, but unfortunately, we encountered some very dangerous situations this weekend that required intervention and arrests,” the police blog said. “Our goal is to educate our citizens on these issues so that they are safe and responsible. We ask everyone to please consider this in the future so that good times may be had by all.”