The State College Police Department is expecting to charge multiple people in the coming weeks in relation to the incident involving the 19-year-old Penn State cheerleader who fell 39 feet out of a Calder Commons apartment window, State College Police Chief Tom King wrote in an email.
The investigation into whether Paige Raque, of Louisville, Ky., had alcohol in her blood the night of her fall is still underway, and will be for the next two to four weeks, but police expect to file charges sometime after Jan. 1, King said.
The charges that will be filed will be related to serving or providing alcohol to someone under the age of 21, King said. It's unclear how many individuals will be charged.
King wrote that the fall is still considered accidental and no foul play is suspected.
Police began investigating in November if Raque was drinking the night of her fall after police were granted a warrant to examine Raque's medical records, including her blood alcohol content test results from the night she was treated at Mount Nittany Medical Center for head trauma, as previously reported.
Raque is currently recovering from her injuries at her home after being released from the Frazier Rehab Institute where she underwent physical and occupational therapy for 16 days.
Raque is scheduled to begin outpatient therapy three times a week starting Dec. 10 in the Frazier Rehab NeuroRecovery Network, as previously reported. She said during a press conference earlier this week that she hopes to return to Penn State, possibly next fall.
The incident surrounding Raque's fall gained attention after friends of hers started a Twitter campaign, circulating the hashtag #prayforpaige. A vigil was held while she was being treated at Altoona Regional Trauma Center.