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Police: ‘Jackass’ star drunk in fatal crash

- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 22, 2011

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn had a blood-alcohol content that was more than twice the legal limit for drivers when he and a passenger died in a fiery one-car crash this week, according to a toxicology report.

The report said Dunn's blood-alcohol level was 0.196 at the time of the crash in a Philadelphia suburb early Monday morning. The legal limit for drivers in Pennsylvania is .08.

The report was released Wednesday by West Goshen Township Police.

Police said that Dunn's Porsche may have been traveling as fast as 140 mph in the 55 mph (90 kph) zone when it jumped a guardrail, flew into a wooded ravine, struck a tree and burst into flames.

Dunn, 34, and his passenger Zachary Hartwell, died early Monday after they left a bar in West Chester. Dunn had tweeted a photo from the bar of the pair and a third man drinking just hours before the crash. The photo has since been taken down.

The 30-year-old Hartwell was credited as a production assistant for the second "Jackass" movie.

Mourners placed flowers and took photos at the accident scene in West Chester, while Facebook and Twitter were buzzing Tuesday with condolences from fans around the world and friends from Hollywood to Chester County.

Dunn was born in Ohio and moved at age 15 to Pennsylvania, where he met fellow "Jackass" cast mate Bam Margera on his first day of high school, according to a biography posted on his website.

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