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Dangerous drinking behaviors reported over Halloween weekend

UWPD: ‘Extreme' intoxication levels could cost someone their life

MADISON, Wis. - University of Wisconsin-Madison police said while the Halloween weekend was overall safe and uneventful, there were more reports of extremely dangerous drinking behaviors on campus.

UW police were flagged down around 12:30 a.m. Saturday about an 18-year-old UW student who was passed out near the intersection of University Avenue and Breese Terrace, according to a release.

Officers said they were eventually able to wake him up, but he was unable to stand on his own, was slurring his speech and vomited while in police custody.

The student's blood alcohol content was 0.36 percent, according to the release.

Around 10:30 Saturday night, UW police also responded to reports of an unconscious man found lying on the ground near University Avenue and East Campus Mall.

Officials said the 20-year-old UW student was found passed out, and was covered in vomit.

The student was not able to stand on his own or speak, according to the release. His BAC was 0.351 percent.

Both students were taken to detox and issued an underage drinking citation.

UW police warn that these types of "extreme intoxication levels are a disturbing trend that could someday cost someone their life."

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