Hazing suspect accused of violating alcohol ban

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a former Florida State student charged in a fraternity hazing death is returning to jail after testing positive for alcohol in violation of his pretrial conditions.

The Tallahassee Democrat reports that 23-year-old Clayton Muehlstein’s ankle monitor tested positive for alcohol at about 3:20 a.m. on New Year’s Day in San Francisco. He will be returned to Florida and held in a detention facility.

Court records show that Muehlstein had been barred from drinking alcohol while awaiting trial. He’s charged with felony hazing in the November 2017 death of Andrew Coffey. Authorities say Coffey died of alcohol poisoning at an off-campus Pi Kappa Phi initiation event.

Five other fraternity brothers have taken plea deals, and a judge dropped felony hazing charges against three other men.

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Information from: Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat, http://www.tdo.com

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