HANCOCK: DRUNK AT ACCIDENT
Making this an even more sad story:
ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock was drunk at the time of his fatal crash, and marijuana also was found in the sport utility vehicle he was driving, authorities said Friday.
Hancock’s blood-alchohol level was 0.157, nearly twice Missouri’s legal limit of 0.08, said St. Louis Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Graham.
Hancock, who was killed early Sunday on Interstate 64 in St. Louis, also was talking on a cell phone at about the time of the accident, Police Chief Joe Mokwa said at a news conference.
Mokwa said 8.55 grams of marijuana and a glass pipe used to smoke marijuana were found in the rented Ford Explorer Hanock was driving. Toxicology tests to determine if drugs were in his system have not been completed.
I hope MLB uses this tragedy to try and help the prevention of drunk driving. The Cards are the current champs, and in light of LaRussa’s spring training incident and this terrible accident, the Cards can still create some good of it.