Drunk student left at hospital with Post-it note
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - An Arizona State University student who passed out from drinking tequila was left in wheelchair in a hospital lobby with a Post-it note to tell doctors that he'd participated in a drinking competition.
Tempe police say the 19-year-old student was found early Saturday morning in the emergency room lobby of St. Luke's Hospital.
According to police, 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 had a blood-alcohol level of .47 percent after consuming about 20 shots of tequila during a drinking competition. A driver in Arizona is considered intoxicated at 0.08 percent.
Police say criminal charges could be filed against the friends who left the student.
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