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Autopsy: Wrong Way Driver Had Double State’s Legal Limit Of Alcohol

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TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) — New details about the driver in a wrong way wreck near Tampa were released.

An autopsy has revealed that the Tampa man who killed four people and himself  had more than twice the state’s legal limit of alcohol in his system.

The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s office released the autopsy report Monday for 28-year-old Daniel Morris.

The crash happened on Interstate 275 in Tampa around 2 a.m. Feb. 9. Morris’ SUV was going the wrong way and hit a Hyundai Sonata, which was carrying four University of South Florida members of the fraternity Sigma Beta Rho.

The autopsy report showed that Morris had a blood alcohol level of 0.20 percent. State law considers a driver impaired at 0.08.

The report also said Morris had a trace of marijuana in his system.

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