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Police Investigating Whether Alcohol Was a Factor in Raque's Fall

by on November 06, 2012 11:32 AM

State College Police filed a search warrant in an effort to obtain Paige Raque's medical records, including any blood alcohol testing results, from Mount Nittany Medical Center on the night she fell 39 feet from a five-story window. 

Raque, 19, a Penn State cheerleader, fell from a fifth-floor window in Calder Commons on Oct. 13. She suffered brain injuries and was initially flown to the trauma center at Altoona Regional Health Center. She was recently transferred out of the ICU and into a rehabilitation center, where she was starting treatment and showing signs of positive recovery. 

Police said the incident remained under investigation and on Oct. 31, filed an application for a search warrant to determine whether alcohol was a factor in the incident. 

According to court documents, the possible violations police cited to file the warrant include furnishing alcohol to minors and Minor's Law. 

Police have not said whether they are seeking any persons of interest regarding the furnishing charge. 

Raque family spokesman and Penn State men's gymnastics coach Randy Jepson said on Oct. 31 that Raque had moved all four limbs and was able to recognize commands, though she was not talking or eating on her own yet.

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Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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