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UCLA to Require the Offering of Breathalyzers at Frat Parties

UCLA to Require the Offering of Breathalyzers at Frat Parties

“It gets really dangerous, especially with all the underage drinking”

This is a kind of dumb half-measure. They’re requiring breathalyzers but not requiring people to use them.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Major university will require breathalyzers at frat parties

As colleges continue their transformation from centers of education to daycare centers for grown children, one taxpayer-subsidized university in California is now taking action to require the availability of alcohol breath testing at on-campus parties.

Last month, the Interfraternity Council at UCLA updated their Risk Management Policy for student fraternities and sororities to include a requirement that the organizations provide breathlyzer testing for students during on-campus parties that they host.

According to The Daily Bruin, fraternities and sororities will be required to offer the breath tests by also employing a “risk manager,” whose job will be to assess the behavior and drinking habits of various party attendees and determine if they need to have their B.A.C. checked.

Interestingly enough, students will not be forced to blow into the breathalyzer if someone feels they have had too much to drink. Rather, they should know they have the “option” of checking to see how drunk they really are. According to students at UCLA, not requiring students to blow essentially defeats the purpose of having the testing present at parties.

“It gets really dangerous, especially with all the underage drinking,” said Jordan Arnett, a fourth-year psychology student at UCLA. “But I feel like if it’s just asking them (to take the Breathalyzer test) and not forcing them, they might not agree.”

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ugottabekiddinme | March 1, 2019 at 7:13 pm

I predict mandated breathalyzers will simply lead to drunken competition at parties to see who can blow the highest number, or maybe just who has the highest number and is still standing after testing.

Pathetic.

fraternities and sororities will be required to offer the breath tests by also employing a “risk manager,” whose job will be to assess the behavior and drinking habits of various party attendees and determine if they need to have their B.A.C. checked.

And who’s going to take that pig of a job? And, more importantly, who’s going to foot the bill for the insurance? First little twerp who staggers out of a party, climbs into a car and kills somebody will trigger a lawsuit the average ambulance chaser can only dream about.

Follow the money. It all gets back to “big beer.” College is where aspiring alcoholics get their start, and, college ball is the lead-off to a weekend of drinking (the pros play on Sunday, both the drinkers and the players). College ball is a huge moneymaker for the networks, who are paid by big beer, and who then also have to pay off the colleges (NCAA) in return for the rights. So the administrators have their hands tied here, as long as they want that indirect alcohol money to keep flowing. This is just their lamest attempt at appearing to do something while doing nothing at all.

And yes, kids being kids, this will be the newest version of quarters in no time.

About 20 years ago one of the Jail Blazers wives was arrested for DUI and blew a 0.28, while going to pick up the kids at daycare! I was discussing this with another researcher (whose nickname was Beetlejuice, the 80’s were even harder on him than me) and his comment was, “that ain’t fun, that’s work!”

Any hope for a sober America disappeared the first day wine was put in a box.

BTW, does anyone else get a bit of a sexist and racist tone to this message. Statistically, this is a move against a population that is, well, 96-98% white males. I am not disputing the numbers, but I do sense that it is being rushed through w/o thought simply because it is against a group that is not allowed to claim discrimination on any, I repeat any, front.

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