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Alcohol linked to wild golf cart ride near Vernon that ended with deadly plunge

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VERNON, B.C. - A 52-year-old Edmonton man who died at a North Okanagan, B.C., golf course, had more than twice the legal blood alcohol limit when he drove his golf cart over a precipice.

Coroner Andrew Cave says Glenn Daniel Thordarson had a blood alcohol reading of .19 at the time of the June 7, 2012 accident.

Cave found Thordarson's cart slammed into a rock face at the Predator Ridge course, about 15 kilometres south of Vernon, then veered across a grassy area and over a seven metre embankment, landing on a paved road, below.

A passenger in the cart survived but Thordarson suffered fatal head injuries, including a fractured skull.

The golf cart was limited to just under 19 kilometres per hour and it's GPS showed it was travelling almost that fast when it rammed the rock face.

Cave has ruled the death accidental and has not made any recommendations in the case. (CKIZ)

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