Sumter, SC (WLTX) - The Sumter County Coroner says a toxicology report shows a man shot to death by a state trooper had a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit at the time of the shooting.
Coroner Harvin Bullock says test results show 24-year-old Devin Taylor's blood alcohol content was .25. The legal limit is .08.
Taylor was pulled over for speeding by trooper Brandon Stokes around 6:30 Saturday night on Beckwood Road on Highway 521. Sumter deputies say when Stokes tried to arrest Taylor for DUI, he resisted and that stokes shot him twice, killing him.
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating and says they will not release any information until the investigation is complete.
According to the Criminal Justice Academy, Stokes has been with the Department of Public Safety since 2008. He is now on administrative duties.
Taylor was arrested in 2008 on a misdemeanor charge of being a minor under the influence. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, he was driving on a license that had been revoked for leaving the scene of an accident.