Over 100 party-goers to appear in court under new Initiative

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Four days after students arrived at Queen’s, Kingston Police ticketed 115 people for six different violations under the new University District Safety Initiative.

The Initiative is a joint effort between the City and the University to limit the intensity of street partying.

Between Sept. 1, and Sept. 4, police ticketed 91 people for open liquor, seven for consuming liquor, nine for underage drinking, five for public intoxication, two under the Highway Traffic Act and one under the new Nuisance Party Bylaw.

Announced in a joint-press conference in June, the Initiative prevents party-goers from paying tickets online or by mail. Instead, they’ll face a court summons cover the expense.

Students who have received summons will also be subject to the University’s Non-Academic Misconduct (NAM) system, from which they can face punishments like “formal warnings, restitution, peer education initiatives, and/or loss of privileges.”

The Initiative will be active until Sept. 10 at noon. 


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