Teen driving drunk in fatal Ohio crash

OTTAWA HILLS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a northwest Ohio high school senior was driving drunk when he was killed in a fiery one-car crash last weekend.

The Lucas County coroner said Monday that 18-year-old Brian Hoeflinger's blood alcohol level was 0.15 percent when he drove his car off a road and struck a tree in the village of Ottawa Hills near Toledo Friday night.

The legal limit for drivers under 21 in Ohio is 0.02 percent, and it's 0.08 percent for older drivers.

The (Toledo) Blade (http://bit.ly/YQAn6F ) reports that someone who showed up at the crash scene told police that he had knowledge that Hoeflinger was drinking before the crash. The state highway patrol is investigating.

School district officials had counselors at Ottawa Hills Junior-Senior High School Monday to help students and staff members cope with his death.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/

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