Wednesday, October 15, 2003

And LSU dropped out of the Top 10 Party Schools list?

The death last Friday of an LSU student has been confirmed to be "alcohol related," according to a story in The Advocate (the Baton Rouge daily, not the national gay newspaper) today.

By "alchohol related", they mean that the kid had a blood alcohol level of 0.43. For perspective, a blood alcohol level of 0.08 gets you arrested for DWI, 0.30 is considered toxic and police breathalyzers only go up to 0.395.

According to the story, 19-year-old Corey James Domingue spent last Thursday night at his Tigerland apartment with his best friends - six other students and as assload of rum. The group was "studying for a test," police were told.

Ironically, Domingue was not only a Cajun, but also a chemical engineering major, meaning he should have known plenty about alcohol and its effect on the body.

Domingue also failed to set a new mark for the highest blood-alcohol level recorded by an LSU student. That title is still held by then-fratboy-pledge Benjamin Wynne, whose alcohol level was measured - in the morgue - at 0.588 after being forced to drink 25 - 30 drinks in an hour.


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