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23-year old dies after drinking a bottle of tequila

The Public Ministry ordered the closing of the Vacca Lounge discotheque in La Romana where a tequila-drinking contest ended with the death of the winning participant. 23-year old Kelvin Mejía died shortly after winning the RD$30,000 prize money for drinking non-stop an entire bottle of tequila all by himself. The business was closed to allow the authorities to investigate Mejia’s death.

The discotheque management denies having had anything to do with the contest. The late Mejía’s family accuses the nightspot of being responsible for his death. The family said that as a requirement to participate in the contest is to deposit RD$4,000, so if the bottle is not emptied, the discotheque does not lose money, a relative told the press. The contest took place on the evening of Sunday, 26 February 2017.

News reports say that while Mejía was conscious when he collected his prize, he passed out shortly after because of the severe alcohol intoxication.

To make matters worse, there are reports that Mejía was apparently robbed of his prize money as he was being driven to the hospital. Mejía’s was the father of a one-month old baby.

Source: DR1, Elcaribe

Mar 2, 2017

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