State: Stamford Boating Crash Victim Was Drunk

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Authorities say the New York firefighter who drowned after the boat he was operating in Stamford Harbor last summer slammed into a seawall had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit.

The findings of a Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection investigation into the cause of the July 22 crash released Wednesday determined that 30-year-old Keith Morris had a blood-alcohol content of 0.25 percent. The legal limit in Connecticut is 0.08 percent.

Morris, a New Rochelle, N.Y., firefighter, was at the helm of the 27-foot boat with four passengers after a visit to a dockside restaurant.

The Stamford Advocate (http://bit.ly/Z2kFpi ) reports that the boat hit the seawall at 18 to 22 miles per hour.

Morris’ body was found 12 hours later. An autopsy determined he drowned.
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Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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