- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a drunken driver who struck and killed a Jacksonville kindergarten teacher had nearly four times the legal blood-alcohol limit.

Toxicology tests showed that 31-year-old John Groves had a 0.33 percent blood-alcohol level when his Honda Accord hit a car driven by 27-year-old Bloneva Palmer early Sunday, killing her.

The legal limit is 0.08 percent.

Witnesses told police that Groves’ car was driving recklessly and speeding, and police named him at-fault in the crash.

The Florida Times-Union (http://goo.gl/r5lWL5 ) reports that Groves was cut from his badly damaged car, and died at UF Health Jacksonville after being airlifted there.

Palmer taught at Sadie T. Tillis Elementary School.

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Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

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