Driver Killed had Blood-Alcohol 4 Times Over Limit 9/16/12
September 16, 2012
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) - Grand Prairie police say a man killed in a head-on traffic wreck that also took the life of a 20-year-old woman earlier this summer had a blood-alcohol content almost four times the legal limit.
Test results Friday showed 46-year-old John Layton of Mansfield, had a blood-alcohol level of .314 when his car travelling the wrong way on an Ellis County highway collided with a vehicle driven by a college student.
Police spokesman Lyle Gensler tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that in 20 years of law enforcement, he's never seen a figure that high.
The state legal limit is .08.
Layton most recently had taught music at an elementary school in Grand Prairie.