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Tragedy during the Gator celebration

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by boots, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. boots

    boots New Member

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A police officer who was struck by a car after the Florida Gators won the NCAA championship died Wednesday, authorities said.
    Lt. Corey Dahlem, a 22-year veteran, was struck by a black Toyota as police were clearing the streets at the University of Florida early Tuesday after the Gators' win against Ohio State, authorities said.
    Dahlem died Wednesday just before 3 p.m., hospital officials said.
    The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver, Austin John Wright, 21, of Atlantic Beach, had a blood-alcohol level almost three times the legal limit. He is accused of running two motorcycle officers off the road. The officers were not injured.
    Wright remained in jail Wednesday on $500,000 bail.
  2. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    Damn! Three times the legal limit, and he ran two motorcyle cops off the road. Throw the book at this guy.
  3. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    He better be charged with murder.
  4. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Drinking and driving is not good for you.
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Wonder what would happen if he got shot in the face with a non-lethal bean bag and while just standing around during the celebration and then died.
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