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2.) ASU Semester Starts Off With 392 Arrests by Tempe Police Task Force
A police task force in Tempe focused on alcohol-related crimes made 392 arrests over the weekend, which was the first weekend since the fall semester started at Arizona State University.
This is the second year that the Tempe Police Department has organized its "Safe and Sober" campaign at the start of ASU's fall semester. Over a stretch of three weekends last year, more than 1,300 people were arrested.
The 392 arrests over the weekend was an increase over the same weekend last year, which ended with 371 arrests.
"We have more agencies -- quite a few more agencies -- participating this year," Tempe Police Lieutenant Mike Pooley tells New Times.