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Drunk Arizona frat brother dropped off at hospital with sticky note

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 took part 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 between 1 and 2 a.m.

CBS Phoenix affiliate KPHO reports the student had passed out and started shaking and turning blue before the student's fraternity brothers dropped him off at the hospital with the note, "I've been drinking and I need some help."

Police say the sticky note on the student's body also gave his name. Hospital staff noticed the student and helped him.

Sgt. Michael Pooley says the student consumed about 20 shots of tequila and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.47 percent, nearly six times the legal limit for driving.

Police say the investigation is ongoing, but criminal charges could be filed against the friends who left the student. The student would be cited for consuming alcohol as a minor.

It was not clear whether the drinking competition was at an official fraternity-sponsored event. According to KPHO, the student told Tempe police he belonged to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

KPHO notes the fraternity has drawn local and national headlines before. One of its members, Jack Culolias, also 19, drowned in the Salt River in Tempe. He was at a fraternity party at a bar and was kicked out for urinating off a balcony in November.

Culolias' blood-alcohol level was 0.28 percent, according to an autopsy.

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