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UW-Madison sends out warning after student's blood alcohol measures 0.338%

  • Associated Press
  • August 29, 2014 - 4:37 PM

MADISON, Wis. — The UW-Madison Police Department is warning students of the dangers of drinking too much alcohol after a student registered an extremely high blood-alcohol level.

Campus police made contact early Friday with a 25-year-old UW-Madison student who was stumbling as he walked up a stairwell in a parking ramp.

Officers say the man had watery, glassy eyes and was having a hard time standing. Police say his preliminary blood-alcohol content was 0.338 percent — more than four times Wisconsin's legal driving limit of 0.08.

The student was taken to detox for his own safety.

UWPD Chief Susan Riseling says binge drinking is a serious issue not only in Madison, but on campuses across the country.

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