Fan who fell at Dome had been drinking

The University of Tennessee football fan who fell to his death last month at the Georgia Dome had a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit, according to toxicology results.

Issac Grubb’s blood alcohol level was .169, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Grubb, 20, of Lenoir City, Tenn., fell 45 feet from an upper deck Aug. 31 during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game between Tennessee and North Carolina State, Georgia World Congress Center Authority officials said. Grubb, who suffered head trauma, died after being transported to the hospital.

GWCC spokeswoman Jennifer LeMaster has said Grubb entered the Dome’s upper Gate C at 7:23 p.m. He was celebrating a Tennessee touchdown around 8:23 p.m. when he fell over the railing, she said.

The autopsy report, released Oct. 2, said the fall was an accident. The report also stated a preliminary screening showed no signs of alcohol or drugs in Grubb’s system, but a doctor said at the time the initial results were not definitive.

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