Rasual Butler Had Drugs, Alcohol in His System When He Crashed
Former Los Angeles Clippers player Rasual Butler had drugs and alcohol in his system when he and his wife were killed in a crash earlier this year, according to reports.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office reports said that alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamine, and oxycodone were found in Butler’s system, ESPN reported. An empty bottle of tequila was discovered in the back seat of the Range Rover that he was driving when he crashed.
Butler’s wife, singer Leah LaBelle, died in the crash. She was a finalist on “American Idol” in 2004.
Butler had a .118 blood-alcohol level, well above the legal limit in California, People magazine reported. He died of multiple traumatic injuries, the coroner’s report stated.
In January, his Range Rover flipped, hit several parking meters, and smashed into a wall.
According to reports at the time, officers believed that he was speeding before losing control of the vehicle.
Butler played for the Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, and other teams.
A number of people, including singers and NBA players, mourned the couple’s death.