Student Trustee in court for sleeping it off during lecture

Look, we all know those BOT meetings drag on, and organic chemistry makes way more sense after a few drinks. But Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum? Someday this student will thank his professor for calling the cops:

From the Marin Independent Journal:

Should a drunken snooze during a college class be a criminal matter? A College of Marin student is testing the parameters of the issue.

… The incident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. after authorities received an anonymous tip about a student who was apparently passed out drunk in class at the Science, Math, Nursing Building. The instructor tried to rouse the student and could not.

Campus police arrived and identified the student …, a former student member of the Board of Trustees and elected officer of the Associated Students of College of Marin.

Campus police removed …  from class, detained him and searched his backpack. The backpack contained a bottle of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum.

Police conducted a breath test on …. and got a blood-alcohol reading of .23 percent, which, had he been driving, would be more than three times the legal limit of .08 percent.

….’s online profile from when he served on the Board of Trustees says he is a biomedical engineering student with plans to attend medical school.

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2 Responses to Student Trustee in court for sleeping it off during lecture

  1. thedude says:

    .23 is very impressive.

  2. anonymous says:

    not a few science professors have been known to overindulge at meetings. I suspect physicians, too. I would like to reassure this student that he is preparing well for his career in science and medicine!