Dead Teen's BAC 3X Legal Limit

1 decade 2 years 5 months ago Friday, May 19 2006 May 19, 2006 Friday, May 19, 2006 8:16:55 PM CDT May 19, 2006 in News
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FARMINGTON - A toxicology report shows that an eastern Missouri teenager found dead in his car at the bottom of a lake had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the state's legal limit. The report released says contributing factors in the death of 17-year-old Wade Lurk of St. Genevieve included a blood alcohol level of 0.23. The state's legal limit is 0.08. The report also cited a carbon monoxide level of 30%, which officials called high but not deadly. Authorities believe Lurk sustained the high level of carbon monoxide by sleeping in his car while it was running. Lurk was reported missing after a party April first at Goose Creek Lake. The high school senior's body was found inside his car in the lake on April 17th. 

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