Ryan Dunn was drunk during crash, according to toxicology report

June 22, 2011

Ryan Dunn. (Jorge Herrera/AP)

The “Jackass” star’s blood-alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit for drivers in Pennsylvania, according to the toxicology report released Wednesday. Police Chief Michael Carroll said Dunn’s BAC was .196, while the legal limit in the state is .08.

“No other substances were found in his blood other than the alcohol,” Carroll told the Daily Local.

Dunn tweeted a photo of himself drinking at Barnaby’s of America in West Chester the night of the crash. Police say the MTV personality may have been driving 140 mph when his Porsche flew off a Pennsylvania highway and burst into flames. He was arrested for DUI in 2005.

Dunn’s best friend and televised shenanigans partner, Bam Margera, visited the scene of the fatal crash Monday night. As he wept, Margera told Fox 29 in Philadelphia that Dunn “was the happiest person, the smartest guy with so much talent.” “Jackass” ringleader Johnny Knoxville remembered Dunn in a tweet Monday: “Today I lost my brother Ryan Dunn. My heart goes out to his family and his beloved Angie. RIP Ryan, I love you buddy.”

Film critic Roger Ebert came under fire from Margera and Dunn’s fans after he tweeted, “Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive.” Ebert apologized for the timing of the tweet in a blog post, saying it “was unseemly.” But he stood by its original message: “Friends don't let friends drink and drive.”

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