A 22-year-old engineer was more than two times the drink-drive limit and driving at more than 80mph when he was involved in a head-on crash in which he and five others, including a former Birmingham University choirmaster, died.
An inquest yesterday heard that Samuel Sayer had been watching the England v Northern Ireland football match before the accident.
He had been drinking with friends, Kris Pendlebury, aged 21, from Ropley and Duncan Brown, aged 25, from Old Alresford, Hants, who both died in the accident, in the Horse and Groom pub in Alresford which locals called the "Boom and Gloom".
During the evening Mr Sayer, of Bramdean, had offered a lift to contractors, Rogan Smart, nicknamed, Rogan Josh, aged 19 and Daniel Dewhurst, aged 19, both contractors from Shanklin, Isle of Wight, who were working at a new Travel Lodge in Four Marks, who also died in the crash.
The driver of the other car, a Ford Focus, was Ian Ledsham, aged 51, who died in the accident while bringing his son Alexander, 18, the sole survivor, home from choir practice.
Mr Ledsham was a former Birmingham University choirmaster who was based at the Barber Institute in Birmingham where he worked as a librarian and choir-trainer.
He co-founded the Birmingham University Liturgical Choir, now the Birmingham University Singers, and started Birmingham Early Music Festival The family moved from Birmingham to Cheriton in Hampshire in 2000.
Pc Martin Holland, told the inquest Alexander Ledsham was being driven by his father from choir practice at a church in Odiham and was asleep in the car when the accident happened.
He said: "Pretty soon as they entered the car he had fallen asleep, his next recollection was waking up and not really under-standing what was going on."
North East Hampshire coroner, Andrew Bradley recorded a verdict of accidental death for all six men who died in the accident on the A31 at Ropley, near Winchester, Hants, on September 7.
The inquest heard that all five men in the Peugeot 106 car, which had been modified with a large exhaust and larger wheels, had been drinking and toxicology tests showed that Mr Sayer had 178 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood - twice the legal drink-drive limit.
Mr Ledsham had 13 milligrams of alcohol in his blood, the inquest heard.
The inquest also heard that Mr Sayer had been driving between 81mph and 99mph when the accident happened just after he had overtaken another car on the single carriageway country lane which had a speed limit of 50mph.
The coroner said there was no evidence the Ford Focus was being driven at excess speed and was on the correct side of the road. ..SUPL: