UW police report ‘extreme’ intoxication levels
Police: 10 students transported to detox first week back to campus
MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Madison police are dealing with high levels of intoxication since the return of students to campus, according to a release.
Officials said since last Tuesday UW-Madison police have issued 25 underage alcohol citations and have been involved in 10 incidents where students were transported to a detox facility.
Police took 19-year-old female student to detox who was found stumbling around Camp Randall Stadium just before Saturday’s game with a blood-alcohol content of 0.33 percent, according to the release.
Officials said another female student was transported to detox after police found her passed out near Smith Greenhouse on campus with a blood-alcohol content of 0.37 percent.
“These are extremely high levels of intoxication and incapacitation,” UWPD Chief Susan Riseling said in the release. “It’s very possible that in the 0.37 case, if no one called for help, this student may have died.”
Police remind the community to drink legally and responsibly, and to seek help if anyone’s life is in danger because of the over-consumption of alcohol.