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Alcohol Figured in Doctor’s Deadly Fall

Robert Knapp
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

An autopsy report shows a cancer researcher who fell to his death from a hotel balcony in South Florida was drunk, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Dr. PiotrKulesza had a blood alcohol level of .19, more than twice the legal limit to drive, when he fell from the 23rd-floor balcony at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in November. Kulesza was at the hotel for an oncology research conference at the hotel.

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