In November, the American University chapter of fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon held a massive party, billed on social media as: "Tequila Tuesday Hoy a las 22:00."
According to WJLA, the noise from the party became a disturbance, and neighbors called the police. When authorities arrived, some party-goers panicked. One person allegedly climbed out of a second-story window in an effort to escape:
According to court documents, police observed windows covered with insulation and trash bags, beer cans and liquor bottles littered throughout the house and a noticeably sticky basement floor, coated with spilled alcohol.
There was so much booze at the fraternity party that "the ambient air inside of the home registered a .01 on at least one police department-issued breathalyzer, court documents state."
As each of the approximately 70 underage revelers exited the house, they were tested for their blood alcohol level.
The alleged residents of the frat, Jeffrey Becker, Ashton Acosta, Anthony Santana, Kevin Alkinburg, Matthew Berger, and Tristan Ralph, all of whom are 20 years old, wouldn’t divulge how they gathered the alcohol for the party.
All six have been charged with "126 counts each of allowing underage possession of alcohol and furnishing alcohol to a minor," and each face possible fines of several hundred thousand dollars, reports WJLA.