Police: ‘Jackass’ Star Drunk in Fatal Pennsylvania Crash

June 23, 2011

“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 early Monday morning. The legal limit for drivers in the state is .08.

The report was released Wednesday by West Goshen Township Police.

Police say Dunn may have been going as fast as 140 mph when his Porsche veered off the roadway, went airborne and crashed into the woods in a Philadelphia suburb.

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.

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

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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