Toxicology: Blood alcohol of victim twice legal limit


400-CHRISTIAN-GERARD-SCHROOPolice spokesman, Mark Samson, updated Historic City News on autopsy findings in the death of 49-year-old Christian Gerard Schroom early Sunday morning, November 18, 2012; traffic homicide investigators say he was struck and killed on Anastasia Boulevard by two, yet unidentified vehicles.

Schroom was known to ride his bicycle through town from his home on Anastasia Island to his job at Red Lobster on US-1 at SR-312.

“It is believed that Mr Schroom was not riding his bicycle when he was struck,” Samson told reporters. “We still need the public’s help to identify the vehicles and drivers responsible for this crime.”

In Florida, the maximum legal blood alcohol concentration is .08% — that is to say 2/25 of one percent of a person’s blood, by volume, is alcohol.

Toxicology reports confirmed for District 23 Medical Examiner, Dr. Predag Bulic, that the victim’s blood alcohol concentration was .198% — more than twice the legal limit.

Anyone with any information concerning this crime or who may know the identity of those involved is asked to contact detectives with the St. Augustine Police Department at (904) 209-3482. You can remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward by calling CrimeStoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-(888) 277-TIPS.

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