Alcohol use over the Halloween weekend reached "extremely unsafe" levels, according to UW-Madison police.
Campus police issued 29 underage drinking citations over the weekend. They transported 13 people to detox facilities and took numerous others to area hospitals because the Tellurian Detoxification Center was full by early Saturday evening, said Marc Lovicott, a spokesman for UW police.
Those numbers do not include alcohol-related citations and incidents handled by the Madison Police Department.
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Lovicott noted one incident in which a 19-year-old student was taken into custody after he walked into a closed door at Gordon Commons.
Officers found the incapacitated student alone, with no responsible friend in sight. A preliminary breath test found the student's blood alcohol content to be 0.32 percent -- four times the legal limit for driving. He was taken to detox and issued an underage drinking citation, Lovicott said.
"While most were responsible in their Halloween celebrations this past weekend, the levels of intoxication by some were irresponsible and could have been deadly," Lovicott said in a statement.