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Autopsy Report Reveals McDevitt Was Speeding, Drinking

An article in the Maryland Gazette on Saturday reported that Brian McDevitt, the Pasadena man who died in an accident earlier this year, had alcohol in his system and was excessively speeding.

Brian McDevitt, a Pasadena man whose death earlier this year , had alcohol in his system and was excessively speeding when the car he was driving hit another car on Fort Smallwood Road, according to the Maryland Gazette.

McDevitt was the co-founder of Anne Arundel Breaking News and Events, a popular local Facebook page and web page.

McDevitt, 32, was traveling between 99 and 113 mph at the time of the accident and had a blood-alcohol content of between .05 and .07 percent, according to documents obtained by the Gazette.

The posted speed on the portion of Fort Smallwood Road where McDevitt crashed is 50 mph and Maryland law states that a motorist can be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent.

On Jan. 28, officers responded to a call at about 12:45 a.m. and said they found McDevitt’s Acura several hundred feet away from the BMW. It was off the road and on its roof.

According to police, when his Acura went out of control and began to rotate counterclockwise crossing the double yellow lane lines into the path of a 1997 BMW 528i.

The right rear of McDevitt’s Acura hit the front of the BMW. The Acura continued for several hundred feet through a mailbox and off the roadway where it overturned, ejecting the driver and coming to rest on its roof, according to the report.

Brandon Patrick O’Malley, 18, of Pasadena was the driver of the BMW and Spencer Anthony Blake, 19, of the 7800 block of Leonardo Court in Pasadena was a passenger in the front seat, according to the report. Both suffered minor injuries.

O’Malley’s father, Tim, told the Gazette that the teens are “lucky to be alive.”

Read the full details on McDevitt's official autopsy and toxicology reports.

Harry Balzonia May 20, 2012 at 12:43 AM
OK, let me refresh everyone's memory: Comment by Jeff R. Vacek Jr. 2:32 pm on Sunday, January 29, 2012 "Toxicology report comes out u all can apologize... or let me guess anne arundel county police are going to lie about that too right... you all are scum... i was with him 40 mins before the accident and he wasnt even drinking..." You were saying?
John Holcomb May 20, 2012 at 01:58 AM
"Jeff R. Vacek Jr" .. take a look at his rap sheet.. Fine upstanding citizen! Traffic, peace order, domestic violence etc, etc....
Ryan Stavely May 20, 2012 at 02:04 AM
Thanks for the followup. No matter how much you've had to drink (or none at all), driving twice the speed limit is epically stupid.
Just My Opinion May 20, 2012 at 12:30 PM
99-113mph!!! That's just as stupid as driving drunk. Your endangering yourself as well as others for no damn reason. Those boys could have died too, and for what? RIP Brian. Truly, Heart felt sorrow for the family.
Robin Anderson May 20, 2012 at 01:02 PM
99 and 113 mph?? Driving out west with much higher speed limits than Maryland, even on straight open highway, I wasn't comfortable driving that fast. I don't know much about Acuras, but I know my car felt too lightweight for high speeds. To decide to drive that speed(in the dark) shows impaired judgement, no matter how little alcohol he had in his system. The boys were lucky to survive, and unfortunate to have this image in their mind forever. Still, my heart goes out to his family and friends. He was well loved and greatly respected by many. To honor those still grieving, I feel it would be best to not punish them with words of hate. They don't understand how this could happen anymore than the boys unwillingly involved in the crash. Please this comment box as a place to share a good story about the Brian. It would help many more to read about a good man who made a fatal mistake that others can learn from. None of us are perfect. This man will never have an opportunity to correct his errors. Don't inflict unnecessary pain in those left behind.
My Name May 20, 2012 at 01:06 PM
So mcdevitts fb page made him walk on water...... till now. Non believers of the facts left at the " crime scene "need not to apologize.
Steve S. May 20, 2012 at 01:26 PM
...and well documented statistics tell us that drinking drivers who are caught have driven under the influence on average 70 times before getting caught... Statistically speaking, this may have been the 69th, 70th or 71st occasion for this individual and the case was decided by the ultimate judge.
tom May 20, 2012 at 03:00 PM
To add insult to injury, generally when they are caught they get probation. We need judges to do their duty.
amber May 20, 2012 at 11:31 PM
I understand y'all can have your opinions and yes he made a mistake,get over it.the reports still won't change what happend and it only satisfies those trying to ruien his name. No one is a saint and I can guarentee you have made stupid mistakes but don't disrespect the friends and family of brian.we are all aware that he didn't use best judgement and we have to live without him. We do not need you to keep reminding us. How about instead of focusing on the reports of my friend who has suffered the worst punishment, and who gave his time to the anne arundel county community to help people like you, you move on and worry about the people who continue to make the same mistake but don't learn. You only pay attention to what media says and focus mainly on how they died and the dumb mistakes..how about remember what he did and how he helped everyone. It would be greatly appreciated.
amber May 20, 2012 at 11:33 PM
And thank you robin for not trying to bash brian and the unfortunate mistake.
MyTwoCents May 21, 2012 at 03:28 AM
I'm sorry, but whenever something was posted to the AACBreakingNews page about a teen or someone else drinking and driving, all of the comments were negative: "Oh, how could they do that?" "That's so selfish" "That's such a shame" "How stupid can you be?" But yet, when it's one of their own they feel the need to try to sweep it under the rug and act like it never happened and ban anyone on the site that tried to bring it up the TRUE facts of what happened. They say we're bashing McDevitt - we're not. Yes, he made a mistake. Yes, he contributed a TON to the community and the website, but why try to act like it his situation is different? Why get mad when someone states the facts of what happened? It's unfair and childish for those who judged others for doing the same as McDevitt did. There's definitely a double standard on that website and I'm sick of everyone who acts so high and mighty about it. My heart does go out to the family and losing McDevitt was very unfortunate, but the double standard needs to stop.
MAW May 21, 2012 at 10:36 AM
MyTwo Cents, You hit the nail on the head.
Just My Opinion May 21, 2012 at 12:14 PM
@mytwocents, great point
BNB111 May 21, 2012 at 04:44 PM
First, my thoughts and prayers to Brian's friends and family after hearing this news. But more imporantantly please try and understand that this is not the time for anyone to pass judgement here. None of us are on top of our game 24 hours a day and none of us know what made him get in the car that night, he may have gotten an urgent call from a friend that needed help, or from someone in distress -- we don't know, we never will. But please understand that there is not a double standard here, the comments that were/are posted to the AA Co FB page, still stand true here today and no one should ever get behind the wheel of any vehicle impaired or in a vehicle with someone who is impaired but if we never made bad decisions or put ourselves in danger, we'd be angels right? I do not personally know this man but I feel for his family, he was a son, a brother, a cousin, a best friend, a nephew and no one should have to read these evil comments...please remember you too will meet your maker one day and your negative comments and/or hatred will not get you through that gate only love and compassion will so please try your best to leave something that the family can endure reading every year on his birthday or on the anniversary of his death.
My Name May 21, 2012 at 10:12 PM
You say he helped everyone in the anne arundel county community? No one has tried to come out and explain how he achieved this. We only read posts and articles and come up with our own conclusion. Other than a FB page, what has he done?
vw2003 May 22, 2012 at 10:23 AM
i dont understand negative comments? opinions? he was speeding excessively and had alcohol in his system that is a fact. all of the he was a great person (he may have been, i did not know him) stories we heard before were opinions.
Gammyo May 23, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Comments negative or positive are our right. All the more reason to celebrate Memorial Day this Monday. Being thankful for those who have served and are serving to give us that freedom and privledge. I guess because Brian had a well known web page makes it alright to publicize the indepth results. However it has been months since he lost his life, can't he be allowed to rest in peace, instead of reminding his family of their loss. Trust me when I say they are reminded everyday of their loss, how do I know this, because I am related to the family. Let's just remember Brian as a young man who left us too soon, no matter why or how..... Thank you..............
just_my_opinion June 01, 2012 at 03:34 PM
What I am sick of hearing is "He made a mistake" I'm sorry but drinking then getting behind the wheel and then driving 99-113 mph is no mistake...he chose to do those things. My question is where is all the concern for the two boys in the other car? They are the ones that have to live with all of the images and memories of that deadly night. @Gammyo........ Information on fatal accidents are typically made public so I doubt that Brian's web page had anything to do with the results being publicized. Like the information about the head on collision on RT 50 around the same time was publicized as well.
just_my_opinion June 01, 2012 at 04:15 PM
"But please understand that there is not a double standard here, the comments that were/are posted to the AA Co FB page, still stand true here today" Not all of them, I was banned and all of my posts were removed, I know this because I am a member under a different name .....I never made a negative comment or disrespected Brian in any way but I did do is show concern for the other two boys that he hit that night and that's what got me banned. I have even emailed the staff of AACBNE to find out why I was banned and not one of them have responded to me. I'm sorry but I don't know of any phone call that would make me do 100+ to get somewhere because if I don't show up what good am I......."None of us are on top of our game 24 hours a day" Really? How often do you get out on the roads and drive more than double the posted speed limit?
thetruthhurts June 22, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Friends and family have known the alcohol results for many months now. It ended up on Facebook when it first came out and they removed anything posted and all comments. Anyone who made any type of negative comment were banned from their page. As it proved he was drinking they preferred not to awknowledge it in any way. It is well known that he was drinking with friends before the accident. People were told to deny his drinking to try and cover it up. They deny it but it was all over Facebook and texts once the news about the accident got out.
just_my_opinion June 23, 2012 at 12:17 AM
ya....lets try to cover up the facts about an accident that could have killed two innocent kids. Nothing but a bunch of hypocrites running that website.
James June 26, 2012 at 04:15 PM
I was Banned for posting that drinking and driving is wrong. It seems that site is very Pasadena clique-ish. There was a story about kids in Pasadena throwing eggs from a moving car not too long ago and all the comments about the truck that was hit by eggs going 40mph running the kids off the road were calling for the truck drivers arrest. After it was found out that some of the posters kids were in the car driving around throwing eggs the comments quickly changed to calling it a sad sitiation. Cover ups for pasadena peeps seem common on that site.
South County Crab June 30, 2012 at 06:25 AM
Having been someone who has made the bad choice to drink and drive, and have a rollover collision (single vehicle thank goodness), I can tell you that emotions of a loved one being beaten by a spouse can cause you to do stupid things. Yes, Law Enforcement had been called but it was in a county where they do not beleive in enforcing DV laws, so I took the chance and lost. It was on the Shore, and I did a week in lockup, so not everyone gets probation. I feel sorry for Brian's family. I lost a 32 year old friend a few weeks ago, and it is very hard to lose a friend who is so young. Its hard to lose someone you care about at any age, but when they are young it is harder.
Sue B. July 13, 2012 at 02:46 PM
I am sorry for the loss of Brian and very much appreciate the information shared on the Facebook page he founded to keep us informed of Anne Arundel County news. When I read that a man is going at a speed like that the first thing that I am concerned about is if they were trying to end their life. Don't forget that alcohol itself is a depressant and if the person is already struggling...... I am so thankful that the two teens survived! I pray that they will be able to use this experience to strengthen them in their future. My heart goes out to Brian's family and friends.
RON GRAY August 17, 2012 at 06:39 AM
99 TO 113 ON A 50 MPH ...........who cares if he was drinking, he is a criminal and thank god those kids never died... if it was me or you that aa co fb page would be writng all kinds of shit but because its him they kept quiet....they still praise him on that page its a joke....

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