Records: Suspect in radio host's death had been drinking

June 30, 2020 - 6:48 pm

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Newly released court records say a man charged in a crash that killed longtime radio host and Wichita State University basketball announcer Don Hall had empty alcohol bottle at his feet. 

An affidavit released Tuesday in the case against Ray Watkins said he had a 0.243 blood alcohol on the day of the April 29 crash. The legal limit in Kansas is 0.08. He faces a charge of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence. 

In an interview, Watkins admitted to drinking beer prior to driving. The affidavit said that when he asked about how much he had to drink, Watkins responded, “probably too much."

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