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Wrongly Imprisoned Man Drunk When Scooter Crashed

DeWayne McKinney had blood alcohol level nearly three times legal limit

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    DeWayne McKinney was drunk when his motor scooter struck a pole in Hawaii.

    Officials say DeWayne McKinney had a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit when he fatally crashed into a Honolulu bus stop sign on a mo-ped this week.

    McKinney moved to Hawaii and became a successful businessman after serving close to 20 years in a California prison for a murder he didn't commit.

    The 47-year-old wasn't wearing a helmet his mo-ped drifted off Waialae Avenue about 12:38 a.m. Tuesday and hit a bus stop sign and utility pole.

    The Honolulu Medical Examiner said Friday McKinney had a blood-alcohol level of .233 at the time of the crash.

    The legal limit is .08.

    The examiner's office says he died of multiple internal injuries due to the crash. It says alcohol intoxication contributed to his death.