Several freshmen at Central Washington University were hospitalized after attending an off campus party in October last year at which they consumed Four Loko, an alcoholic beverage containing twelve percent alcohol and caffeine.
The students evidently became violently ill and lost consciousness after consuming several cans of the drink. Reports say that blood alcohol content of the students ranged from 0.12 to 0.35, putting them well into legally impaired status.
Reports say this was not the first time Four Loko has caused hospitalizations. Almost two dozen students were hospitalized over the span of a few weeks at northern New Jersey's Ramapo College after drinking Four Loko. The University has since banned the drink from campus.
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