Drunk student left in wheelchair with Post-it note

A student at Arizona State University, who passed out after a drinking competition, was left in a wheelchair in a hospital lobby with a Post-it note telling doctors that he had been drinking.

St Luke's HospitalPolice are now considering whether to charge the 19-year-old student, who has not been named, with underage drinking.

Police spokesman Sgt Michael Pooley said that the student was found in the emergency room lobby of St Luke’s Hospital in Tempe, Arizona. The note had been stuck to the student saying that he had been drinking and he needed help.

He had apparently consumed around 20 shots of Tequila and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.47%, nearly six times the legal limit for driving.

Pooley added that the student had passed out and started shaking and turning blue before his fraternity brothers took him to the hospital. He and his friends, from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, had been taking part in the drinking competition.

The police investigation is ongoing and CBS News reports that the friends who left the student at the hospital could also face criminal charges.

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