JANUARY 12–Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner was once arrested after showing up intoxicated one morning at his high school. He claimed to have “drank the alcohol because he was very upset as his father yelled at him,” according to a sheriff’s department report.
The document, seen here, was among a dozen Pima County Sheriff’s Department reports released today by investigators (the records memorialize assorted contacts cops have had with Loughner and his parents over the past several years). Of the four reports involving the accused killer, two detail arrests of Loughner.
In May 2006, deputies were summoned to Mountain View High School by an assistant principal who reported that Loughner was in the school nurse’s office “currently under the influence of some type of intoxicant most likely Vodka.” Loughner, 17 at the time, was transported to a local hospital, where he told cops that he had consumed about 12 ounces of vodka over a seven-and-a-half hour period.