Ten men associated with a Louisiana State University fraternity were arrested Wednesday in connection with the hazing death of an 18-year-old pledge forced to drink massive amounts of alcohol. A police report said Maxwell Gruver was instructed by more senior members of LSU's Phi Delta Theta to repeatedly chug 190-proof Diesel liquor during a Sept 13 hazing ritual called Bible Study, during which pledges are quizzed on fraternity facts.
The incident caused Gruver, a freshman from Roswell, Georgia, to inhale his own vomit and other fluids into his lungs. Gruver's blood-alcohol level was .496, more than six times the state's legal driving limit, when he died on Sept. 14.
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