KNOXVILLE — A University of Tennessee student denied “butt-chugging” wine, but bloodstains, his injuries and eyewitness accounts told a different story, UT records released today show.
The members of fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha apparently chugged the wine — through one orifice or another — as part of a “blackout party,” with one member posting pictures to Twitter, and tried to destroy evidence afterward, according to a UT police report.
Alexander P. Broughton, 20, of Memphis was treated for severe alcohol poisoning Saturday after he arrived at the University of Tennesee Medical Center unconscious with a blood-alcohol level of nearly 0.45, according to police — a potentially deadly concentration more than five times the legal limit.
Knoxville and UT officers reported finding empty bags from wine boxes and passed-out frat boys at the Pi Kappa Alpha house, where at least one member told investigators they’d been “butt-chugging” wine, according to records.
Read the expanded version of this report at the Knoxville News Sentinel .