Police: driver in fatal accident was drunk - KMOV.com

Police: driver in fatal accident was drunk

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Police say an eastern Missouri man was severely drunk during an accident that killed a teacher and injured her son.
Fifty-three-year-old Patrick J. McCormick, the director of facilities at St. Louis University Hospital, was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault.
He turned himself into police on Wednesday. A judge set bail at $100,000.
He was driving in an Aug. 26 accident involving 50-year-old Janet Esrock of Chesterfield, a math teacher in Creve Coeur. She died Sept. 11. Her 16-year-old son was injured but survived.
Police say McCormick's blood-alcohol content was 0.14 about two hours after crash. The legal limit is 0.08.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that McCormick's attorney said he couldn't comment until he reviewed the case.

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