Authorities at the University of Arkansas are investigating after a 19-year-old fraternity pledge was hospitalized with possible alcohol poisoning.
Lt. Gary Crain, a spokesman with UA's police department, says authorities are investigating and will turn over findings to prosecutors.
Crain says a member of the fraternity drove the student to the hospital, which later informed UA police about the incident.
Brian C. Warren Jr., the national executive director of Sigma Phi Epsilon, says the chapter has suspended all operations pending the outcome of the investigation.
The hospitalized student was released from the hospital Monday.
Campus officials said the fraternity was being investigated as to whether it provided alcohol to the underage pledge.
Washington County Deputy Prosecutor Matt Durett said any evidence would need to show specifically who provided alcohol to the student.
"Just because someone is at a party and some minor gets some alcohol, or just because you're drinking around someone who's underage, it isn't enough. The university can't bring criminal charges to the whole fraternity if only specific members wind up being charged with the crime," Durett said.
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