Left at hospital with note, An Arizona State University student who passed out from drinking tequila was left in a hospital in a wheelchair with a Post-it note telling doctors that he took part in a drinking competition, according to CBSNews.
Tempe police say the 19-year-old student was found early Saturday morning in the emergency room lobby of St. Luke's Hospital.
CBSNews reported police saying a sticky note on the student's body
gave his name and said he'd been drinking and needed help. Hospital
staff noticed the student and helped him.
Sgt. Michael Pooley says the student consumed about 20 shots of
tequila and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.47 percent, nearly six times
the legal limit for driving.
According to CBS affiliate KPHO,
the student had passed out and started shaking and turning blue before
his fraternity brothers dropped him at the hospital with the note.
Police say the note read, "I've been drinking and I need some help," the
Sgt. Pooley said the fraternity brothers initially tried taking the
victim to one of their homes because they were afraid of getting into
trouble with the police. They eventually decided to bring the student to
the hospital, the station reports.
The inebriated student reportedly told Tempe police that he belonged
to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. It is not clear if the drinking
competition was at an official fraternity-sponsored event, according to
Police say the student will be charged for consuming alcohol as a
minor and more criminal charges could be filed against the friends who
The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity received negative national
attention in November, 2012 when another one of its members,
19-year-old Jack Culolias,
drowned in the Salt River in Tempe. Culolias, who was also a student at
Arizona State, had reportedly been drinking at a bar with his
fraternity brothers prior to his death, CBSNews reports.