A 63-year-old retired power company employee from Bonita Springs was driving drunk the wrong way down a Minnesota highway when he struck another vehicle head-on, killing himself, a 20-year-old man and seriously injuring a 19-year-old female passenger.
Authorities with the Minnesota Highway Patrol reported the at-fault driver, who had a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.41 percent, crossed the center lanes of Highway 61 in his Honda Civic, striking the other vehicle, a Nissan Maxima, head-on. It wasn’t clear if decedent drunk driver had been traveling in the wrong direction for some time or had just crossed over right before the crash. All three people in the crash were wearing seat belts.
The Minnesota Star-Tribune reported that in order have that level of alcohol impairment in someone decedent’s size, he would have had to drink almost 20 shots of 86-proof whiskey over the course of just two hours. That’s according to a calculation by the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Student Health.