Skip to comments.ASU student left at hospital with Post-it note, BAC of 0.47 percent
Posted on 05/14/2013 11:53:52 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
TEMPE, AZ (CBS5) - A 19-year-old Arizona State University student with a blood-alcohol level five times the legal limit was left at a Tempe hospital with a Post-it note attached to his body to alert doctors he had been in a drinking competition earlier in the night.
Tempe police Sgt. Michael Pooley said the unidentified student was found in a wheelchair between 1 and 2 a.m. Saturday in the emergency room lobby of St. Luke's Hospital.
The student had passed out and started shaking and turning blue before the student's fraternity brothers dropped him at the hospital with the note, "I've been drinking and I need some help," police said.
Pooley said the fraternity brothers tried taking the victim to one of their homes because they were afraid of getting into trouble with the police before deciding to go the emergency room.
The student consumed about 20 shots of tequila during a drinking competition earlier in the night, a police spokesman said. By the end of the night, the student's blood-alcohol level was 0.47 percent. The legal limit before a person is considered intoxicated in Arizona is 0.08 percent.
The student told Tempe police that he and his brothers belonged to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
It was not clear whether the drinking competition was at an official fraternity-sponsored event.
The spokesman said the student would be cited for consuming alcohol as a minor.
The police department was continuing its investigation, and said more charges could be coming.
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Guess the cops don't think so.
ah... 20 shots of tequila...
I was going to say, in order to get to .47, you’d have to drink FAST.
“Here’s your sign.”
Ahhh... fraternity brothers. Such a heart-warming story.
Let’s throw Wilie Nelson in jail!
Did he win?
Friggin' "Weeps." Lamest fraternity, ever (in my limited experience).
Sig Eps. Those guys had a repuation at Virginia Tech back in the day.
Dumping at the ER may have saved his life?
SAE...Yep, that was my first thought too.
Yeah, give winkets anyday!
Geez, some band of “brothers”.
I’m so glad I’m a woman.
Should have put him in a coffin with a flashlight inside and a lot of weight on top to make him think he had been buried alive. Then they could have left him several sticky notes to that effect too in order to make sure he believed it. Maybe he would quit drinking permanently after that.
My neighbor (who was mom to 2 of them) called them “Sleepers and Eaters”.
I’m shocked the kid isn’t dead!
Did he win?
Depends. The award for the most stupid moron? The highest bac? Yep.
But he just missed the Darwin Award by maybe 2 more shots. Ah well, maybe next time.
Since he wasn’t driving who gives a rip. Lucky he isn’t dead.
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