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Report: Principal killed in boating accident had alcohol in his system

Posted at 2:48 PM, Nov 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-23 14:48:25-05

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A toxicology report recently released shows that the former charter school principal who died in a boating accident in September had a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit.

Results from the November 2 toxicology report shows Craig Butz's, 52, blood-alcohol level was 0.156 when he died on September 23.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Butz and his 4-year-old daughter, who was critically injured, were riding a water scooter when they collided with a boat in the area of 941 Bay Esplanade

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Butz's 4-year-old daughter is still recovering in the hospital.