- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Prosecutors say they won’t charge bartenders who served alcohol to a 19-year-old High Point University student who was later killed while walking on an interstate.

North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement gave its investigation results to the Guilford County district attorney, multiple media outlets reported.

Mario Fernando Mayorga of New York was struck and killed shortly before 1 a.m. April 24 when he walked into traffic on I-85 Business.

An autopsy from the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Mayorga had a blood alcohol content between .28 and .32 percent. The legal limit in North Carolina is 0.08 percent.

District Attorney Howard Neumann said Wednesday that it’s hard to determine which of the eight or nine bartenders might have served the man. Neumann said Mayorga used a fake Connecticut identification that, to him, appeared real.

“It looks legit to me,” Neumann said. “It says he’s three years older than he really is.”

Mayora did not have any other IDs in his possession when he was found, causing investigators to mistakenly search for a missing student from Connecticut.



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