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Monday May 30th, 2016 8:47PM

Fan's alcohol level doubled before Ga. Dome fall

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) -- A 20-year-old fan from Tennessee had a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit before he fell to his death in the Georgia Dome and struck another man, who was injured.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office said Friday that Isaac Grubb's blood alcohol level was .169.

Grubb of Lenoir City, Tenn. was killed last month when he fell over a 33-inch railing and plummeted to the lower level of the downtown Atlanta stadium during the Tennessee-North Carolina State game.

Grubb, who was too young to drink, had been cheering Tennessee's second touchdown when the accident happened around 8:23 p.m., said Frank Poe, executive director of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, which operates the stadium.

Lt. Chad Hurston of the authority's police department said Grubb started drinking around 5 p.m.
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