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Driver in Oregon double fatal was extremely intoxicated

Authorities say a motorist who caused a September crash that killed both drivers had a blood-alcohol content of 0.57 percent - a life-threatening figure that's more than seven times the legal limit.

Posted: Mar. 1, 2018 12:42 PM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a motorist who caused a September crash that killed both drivers had a blood-alcohol content of 0.57 percent - a life-threatening figure that's more than seven times the legal limit.

Polk County Sheriff Mark Garton tells the Statesman Journal it's one of the highest numbers he's seen.

Investigators determined that an Acura driven by 24-year-old Jacob Bailey of Dallas, Oregon, crossed a centerline and slammed into a Volvo driven by 18-year-old Elizabeth Hoke of Silverton. Both were dead by the time deputies and emergency responders arrived.

The sheriff's office recently received the toxicology report from the Oregon State Police crime lab.

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