Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: Alcohol, caffeine, beverages: Caffeinated alcoholic drinks under scrutiny after Four Loko incident in Washington state

Reporting from Seattle —
Even by the extreme standards of typical college mayhem, the small-town college party in central Washington this month looked bad.

Police were initially called to a supermarket parking lot, where they found a girl passed out in the back seat of a car next to a boy with a bloody nose. At the private house the two had just left, three girls were sprawled on a bed, a barely conscious young man was being dragged out of the backyard, a girl was prostrate on the bathroom floor and three young people were splayed senseless in a car outside.

The scene was so bizarre that that many partygoers, most of them students at Central Washington University in nearby Ellensburg, believed they had fallen victim to a date rape drug.

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