Police: Pool hall crasher had BAC five times over legal limit

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CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Police say the driver responsible for a deadly pool hall crash Monday was extremely drunk when he smashed through the building.

According to the initial crash report released Wednesday , 75-year-old William Gulliver had a blood alcohol content of .402, which is five times the legal limit.

“When you start talking about level of intoxication at a .402, it’s very common to see unconsciousness, the onset of coma and in some cases when you get above a .4, even death,” said Det. Sgt. Dana Coston.

Officers say when Gulliver smashed through Diamond Billiards on Monday, he killed Ron Gravel who worked as a chef at the business.

Two other women were also injured in the crash.

Tracy Booker, who was seriously injured in the crash, has been upgraded to fair condition. Linda Girard was also injured but will be okay.

Police say charges are still pending, and explained Wednesday why no arrest has yet been made.

“We prefer to get all of our ducks in a row prior to charging,” said Coston.

“The reason for that is, once we make the arrest that starts the clock on the defendant’s right to a speedy trial. As a law enforcement agency who’s tasked with providing a complete case for the State Attorney for prosecution, we have to be ready to go to court with the evidence that we have, not with the evidence that is pending or incomplete.”

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