Is there anything worthwhile to do in Iowa City besides drink? According to Alexander John Kinzel, a 21-year-old student at the University of Iowa – recently dubbed America’s top party school by Princeton Review -- the answer is a resounding no.
An allegedly drunk and shirtless Kinzel was arrested after police claimed he got into a bar fight early Friday morning in Iowa City, leaving him with blood on his face and arms, according to a police report obtained by the Smoking Gun.
Kinzel allegedly had a blood alcohol content of .247 and was arrested on intoxication charges.
When asked if he was wasted, Kinzel allegedly responded, “of course I’m drunk, it’s Thursday night in Iowa City,” according to the police report.
Kinzel was asked to leave an Iowa City bar but refused to comply with staff orders, the police report stated. He then allegedly “became physical with staff before being escorted out of the bar by the bar staff.”
Kinzel was then given a second blood alcohol test and blew a .248, according to the report.
The college student’s arrest came days after the Princeton Review labeled the University of Iowa the country’s top party school, a designation previously held by West Virginia University. The University of Iowa is based in Iowa City.
University of Iowa spokesman Tom Moore said that the school is trying to change its party reputation.
"We are continuing to work to change the culture on our campus by educating students to only consume alcohol in a legal, safe and responsible manner, and those efforts are achieving results," Moore said in a statement.