Iowa Scrutinizes Alcohol Policy After a Hazing Incident

Iowa Scrutinizes Alcohol Policy After a Hazing Incident 1

Jeff Gentner, Associated Press

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Jeff Gentner, Associated Press

Nathan Cody Erickson, a freshman at Drake University, probably had no idea that a night of binge drinking last fall could lead to changes in Iowa's regulations on alcoholic beverages. But new restrictions could be in store when the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission meets this week.

Mr. Erickson, who did not respond to requests for comment, landed in the hospital last November with a blood-alcohol level of about 0.5; levels above 0.35 are commonly fatal. He had been drinking large