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State police say a wrong-way driver who killed himself and a Jamestown police officer in a crash on Interstate 95 had alcohol and marijuana in his system.

State police on Friday released the findings of their investigation into the May 23 head-on accident in East Greenwich.

Troopers say 23-year-old Dejae Pizarro of Bedford, Massachusetts, drove his car northbound on I-95 southbound and struck another car driven by 24-year-old Ryan Bourque of Coventry shortly after midnight.

Bourque was heading home after finishing a shift as a Jamestown police officer and died on the one-year anniversary of his graduation from the police academy.

Authorities said a toxicology report showed Pizarro's blood-alcohol content was 0.195, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08. The report said he also had marijuana in his system.


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