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Friends abandon drunk student at hospital with Post-it note

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TEMPE, Ariz. -

An ASU student was so drunk, police say he could have died. And his friends decided to dump him at an emergency room with nothing more than a sticky note for the doctors to read.

Police are now looking into criminal charges against those friends.

Police tell us there was a shot contest at a party over the weekend. The ASU student took 20 shots, and it left him near death.

The student was left inside the emergency room at Tempe St. Luke's Hospital near Apache and Mill.

His frat brothers pulled up to the front, dragged him inside, sat him in a wheelchair, then placed a Post-it note on his body with his name and took off.

Police confirm the ASU student had a blood alcohol level of .471 -- that's more than 5 times the legal limit for driving.

Police say the student was attending a party that night and was taking part in a shots competition. He apparently had taken 20 shots of tequila.

It was more than enough to make him extremely sick -- but instead of taking him straight to the hospital or calling 911, police say the student's friends first drove him, nearly unconscious, to one of their family members' homes -- attempting to get medical help from there.

It wasn't until later they drove him to the hospital, even though they didn't stick around for fear of getting in trouble.

Police are now investigating the incident, and say criminal charges could be filed.

Fortunately the medical staff at the hospital saw the student in the wheelchair and helped him. He was suffering from severe alcohol poisoning.

It's not clear if the student was of legal drinking age or not. All the students belonged to the same fraternity -- but it's not clear if this was an official frat party.

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