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Alcohol use a factor in fatal car crash

The driver who died in a fiery crash in February on West Middlefield Road had a blood alcohol content three times the legal limit, police say.

Police say that 24 year old Luis Sanchez-Contreras died immediately from blunt force trauma to the head after his Volvo struck seven trees at high speed and then burst into flames in the early morning of Sunday, Feb. 21. No one else was involved in the crash.

Police spokesperson Liz Wylie said blood tests now show that Sanchez-Contreras had a blood alcohol content of .26.

Comments

Posted by Mario, a resident of Castro City
on May 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Before you drink and drive and get yourself or others killed you should think about the legacy you will leave behind.


Posted by BoozeIsDrug, a resident of Cuernavaca
on May 5, 2010 at 3:53 pm

So sad. Alcohol is an incredibly powerful and deadly drug in so many ways.
I wish all the wine-heads and booze hounds would understand this, there's nothing trivial or harmless about alcohol use
Limited or measured drug use is still drug use and alcohol is one of the most deadly drugs freely avail to anyone over 21.


Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on May 6, 2010 at 2:05 am

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