Authorities: Fan who fell during UT game at Georgia Dome was intoxicated

Authorities: Fan who fell during UT game at Georgia Dome was intoxicated

October 12th, 2012 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local - Breaking News

FILE - This Feb. 28, 2001 file photo shows an aerial view of the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Authorities say a 20-year-old man who plunged about 35 feet from the Georgia Dome's upper level and struck another fan during the Tennessee-North Carolina State college football game has died. The man fell on another football fan seated in the mezzanine area Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. The Georgia World Congress Center Authority, which operates the downtown football stadium, said in a statement. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Rich Addicks)

Photo by Associated Press /Times Free Press.

The death of the 20-year-old Lenoir City man who fell 45 feet from an upper level at the Georgia Dome during a University of Tennessee football game Aug. 31 was an accident, a police investigation has concluded.

Also, toxicology results revealed Isaac Grubb's blood alcohol level was 0.169 percent, more than twice the legal level of intoxication, according to a release from Jennifer LeMaster, director of communication at the Georgia World Congress Center Authority.

According to Friday's release, authority police have officially finished their investigation into the death of Grubb, who went over a 33-inch railing and fell onto a man sitting below on the mezzanine level during the UT-North Carolina State football game in the dome in downtown Atlanta.

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