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Oct 8, 2012 1:17 PM by Faye DeHoff

Sheriff Dever's BAC more than 3 times the legal limit

FLAGSTAFF - An autopsy report released today shows the Cochise County sheriff who lost control of his vehicle in northern Arizona and died, was legally drunk at the time.

The report shows Larry Dever's blood-alcohol content was .291, which is more than three times the state's legal limit.

Coconino County authorities said on Friday that Dever had alcohol in his system, but his exact blood-alcohol content wasn't released until today.

Dever had been driving along a gravel road near Williams on Sept. 18 to meet family members for a camping and hunting trip when his pickup rolled. Even though the road does not have a marked speed limit, investigators say Dever was going 62 m.p.h.

The autopsy report also showed that Dever was not wearing his seat belt, and authorities say there was beer and liquor in his truck.

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