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Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Report: Ryan Dunn’s blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit when he died


Ryan Dunn (Michael Buckner - GETTY IMAGES)
“Jackass” and “Proving Ground” star Ryan Dunn’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was more than twice the state’s legal limit at the time Dunn crashed his Porsche Monday morning, killing himself and his passenger, a local paper reported Wednesday.

In Pennsylvania, West Goshen Police Chief Michael Carroll said Dunn’s BAC was .196 at the time of the accident; the legal limit in Pennsylvania is .08, the Daily Local News reported.

Dunn was driving his Porsche at a speed of 130 miles-per-hour when it skidded off the road, jumped a guardrail, and plunged into a wooded area, bursting into flames, police reported Tuesday.

Comcast/NBC/Universal network G4 pulled Tuesday night’s scheduled episode of its new series “Proving Ground,” and the show’s future is in limbo after Dunn died early Monday morning in a car crash.

Carroll told reporters Tuesday the speed had been determined after an examination of the crash site by accident reconstruction experts.

Carroll said he’d “never seen a car destroyed in an automobile accident the way this car was ... even before it caught on fire,” according to TMZ’s coverage of the news conference.

Police in southeastern Pennsylvania said Monday they thought speed might have been a factor in the early Monday accident near the Philadelphia suburb of West Chester, that also killed Dunn’s passenger, Zachary Hartwell.

Official cause of their deaths have been listed as blunt force trauma and thermal trauma; toxicology reports won’t be back for at least a month, a coroner’s rep has told reporters. That after Dunn tweeted a photo of himself drinking with friends late Sunday night at a local pub, not long before the crash.

Nine half-hour episodes had been shot on “Proving Ground,” which had premiered just last week. Only 31,000 people checked out the first episode last Tuesday.

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