Will Smith's Blood Alcohol Level Was 3X The Legal Limit During The Events That Eventually Cost Him His Life
Yahoo- Will Smith's blood alcohol content reportedly was measured at 0.24 percent the night he was shot to death in downtown New Orleans, according to a NOLA.com report.
One NOLA.com source put Smith's BAC at 0.24 and another concurred that the former Saints Pro Bowler was over the legal limit of 0.08.
Cardell Hayes was arrested and charged with shooting Smith eight times and his wife, Racquel, twice on April 9 following a traffic incident in which Smith appeared to rear-end Hayes’ Hummer and drive away.
Smith family attorney Peter Thomson had said Smith was not "inebriated to the point" of being unable to drive.
Now due to my lack of familiarity, and general skepticism, with regards to the criminal justice system I can't definitively say this, but I am pretty sure that someone being 3X the legal limit isn't considered legal cause for putting the better part of an entire round of bullets in their back. I could be wrong, but - other than public perception - I don't think this changes too much in terms of putting Cardell Hayes in prison for the rest of his miserable life. That's the "good" news.
The bad news is that Will Smith is starting to look more and more responsible for the actions that took place on the night that he lost his life. I don't think it's too much of a stretch to say that the consumption of a fairly significant amount of alcohol was likely to blame for the minor fender bender that turned into an unnecessary car chase that turned into a subsequent rear ending that turned into a fatal altercation that may have also been amplified by the use of alcohol. Again, none of this changes the fact that Will Smith was clearly a victim, but it does mean he made quite a few avoidable mistakes that make him at least slightly liable for his premature death. I suppose it was pretty predictable that he was under the influence considering he was out to dinner with old friends, but that doesn't make it any easier to swallow. I'll just never understand how/why people that are worth millions don't have personal drivers, or at the very least don't splurge on a high quality Uber. I guess it's not the cheapest expense in the world, but it's undoubtedly not as valuable as a human life. Especially a human life that had a positive impact on so many, and still had a lot more to accomplish before it came to an abrupt, senseless end.