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Tests show crash victim was drunk

Blood-alcohol level was over legal limit

LAWRENCEVILLE - Daniel Peek was driving drunk the night he crashed into a mailbox on Highpoint Road near Vail Court, police confirmed this week.

Blood tests taken after Peek's May accident show the 17-year-old's blood alcohol content was 0.138, Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Darren Moloney said.

In Georgia, a person with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 is considered legally intoxicated when driving, but those under 21 can be charged with driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of 0.02.

Peek, Brookwood High's star quarterback, died May 9, days after his crash in Snellville. Peek, the sole occupant of the vehicle, wasn't wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the Jeep.

After the crash, the high school junior spent a few days in intensive care before he succumbed to his injuries. During that time, a "Pray for Daniel" page set up on Facebook.com was flooded with comments, including many from classmates at Brookwood and Grayson High, where Peek started as quarterback during his ninth- and 10th-grade years.

The night of Peek's death, an impromptu candlelight vigil was held on Brookwood's football field. At his family's request, his organs were made available for donation.

Police are still waiting for results from the toxicology report, and the investigator is waiting for those results to finish his report, Moloney said. John Bankhead, spokesman for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, said the toxicology test results are expected within two weeks, but the results could take longer.

No charges are expected to be filed in the case, Moloney said.