Autopsy results are in for Richard Matt, one of two inmates who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Update NY on June 6, 2015. Matt, along with his partner David Sweat led law enforcement on a man hunt for more than three weeks. Although the two had escaped and been on the run together, on June 26, 2015, Matt was spotted alone by officers in Franklin County, near the Canadian border.
In an interrogation with Sweat after he was captured, it was later revealed that he and Matt separated on June 23rd after Matt became unfocused and was “slowing him down”. More recently, New York State Police released the toxicology report revealing that Matt had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .18, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08 in New York State. Ultimately, this is more than likely the reason Matt became “unfocused”. Officials have reported that an empty bottle of rum, and half-drunk bottle of gin was found in the cabin that the two had broken into, and the alcohol was consumed just hours before.
According to data from Lifeloc Technologies, a BAC level between 0.16 and 0.19, has the following effects:
The drinker has an appearance of a “sloppy drunk.” At this point, most drinkers begin to feel incapacitated. Many social drinkers will pass out. Nausea begins to set in and the drinker has difficulty focusing on any object.
Matt was serving 25 years to life for the killing of his former boss. And also, told his attorney on his case that, should he ever escape, “he would not be caught alive”.
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