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Alcohol Enforcement: H-Po

Second in an eight-part series: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

College discipline is one thing, but an especially nasty aspect of the local alcohol environment is that students stand a good chance of being arrested by Hanover’s municipal police for the underage consumption of alcohol. You will be fined, and while your record may be expunged after a time, the fact of your actual arrest remains with you forever — like when you apply to law school:

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And don’t think that getting arrested for alcohol consumption will not happen to you. According to the same Clery Report stats that we looked at yesterday, Dartmouth leads the Ivy League in police arrests for alcohol violations:


This chart is a per 1,000 comparison so as to take account of the different size of the Ivy schools. Not that weighting really makes much difference: in the most recently resported three-year time period, Brown, Columbia and Harvard saw no arrests at all; Princeton had two; Yale had 36; Penn had 54; and only 43 of Cornell’s 13,562 undergrads were arrested by the Ithaca police for alcohol violations. However, among Dartmouth’s undergraduate student population of 4,164, during the same time period there were… wait for it… 219 alcohol arrests by the Hanover Police.

There are three ways that you can end up in the hands of our valiant local crimefighters. We’ll look at them tomorrow.


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