UT Knoxville Police Issue Citations in Alcohol Poisoning

Sep 26, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University of Tennessee Police have cited a dozen people for underage consumption of alcohol after a fraternity member was treated at the UT hospital for alcohol poisoning.

According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, those cited included 11 members of the campus Pi Kappa Alpha chapter and one guest.

Mark Broughton says his son, Alexander, was released from the hospital Sunday and is now back in class. The 20-year-old UT freshman ended up in the ER Saturday night with a blood alcohol level of 4.0, several times the legal limit.

Campus police are investigating reports that Broughton was given an alcohol enema. Police say when they arrived at the fraternity house, they found several people passed out.

The fraternity's national organization has suspended the chapter for 30 days, and is reportedly considering additional sanctions.