COLUMBIA — A woman fractured her face, neck and skull, and “is experiencing swelling and bleeding,” after falling at Quinton's Bar & Deli on Saturday evening.
The woman fell from an internal stairwell in the bar, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.
Preliminary tests showed that the 19-year-old woman’s blood alcohol concentration was “four times the legal limit,” according to the release. However, the legal drinking age in Missouri is 21 years old.
The Police Department is still investigating where the woman consumed the alcohol, the release stated.
An unnamed caller initially called the police about the incident but hung up. The Columbia Fire Department arrived first on the scene and found the woman. Police started arriving at 4:59 p.m. She was brought to University Hospital at 5:07 p.m. and is being stabilized, according to the release.
After investigating the location, officers identified two possible witnesses and brought them to the Police Department around 6 p.m.
Further investigation also took place at University Hospital.
The Police Department will not be releasing the woman's name until her family has been notified, the release said.