CSP: Loy's BAC Was .195 When Fatal Crash Occurred

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Colorado State Patrol confirms to 11 news that Samantha Loy, the teen killed in a crash on Interstate 70 had a blood alchohol content of more than twice the legal limit.

State Patrol says Loy's blood alcohol content was 0.195, the legal limit in Colorado is .08.

Loy was pulled over just a few minutes before the crash by a Fruita Police Officer. That officer did not see any signs that the teen had been drinking.

Loy was a Central High graduate who was studying social and behavioral sciences at Mesa State. She also represented Grand Junction in the 2008 Miss Teen Colorado Pageant.


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  • by w on Mar 1, 2009 at 09:44 AM
    I am sure a police officer would rather save a pretty young girl's life than let her go if he really thought she was in danger. Not only to mention why would he jeopardize his job and feel the guilt. Drinking and driving of young adults is serious to everyone beautiful or not.
  • by Mike Location: Grand Junction on Feb 24, 2009 at 07:50 PM
    OK will someone please explain how a Fruita police officer is unable to detect that she was intoxicated when we now know that she was more than double the legal limit. Why is he still working for the FPD? If it had been me or any other hard working middle aged person I'm sure he would of had us out of the car and would be giving me a citation for DUI and a free ride to jail. BUT NO a pretty young thing get off by looking good and it ends up costing her life. Why is the press not taking the FPD to task on this?
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