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Ryan Dunn Legally Drunk at Time of Crash, Private Memorial Has Been Held

June 23, 2011 01:40:00 GMT

A toxicology report reveals that the 'Jackass' star's blood-alcohol level was .196, more than twice the legal limit for Pennsylvania drivers, when he crashed his car on Monday morning, June 20.


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Ryan Dunn was indeed very drunk while driving at least 130 mph before a fatal crash in rural Pennsylvania early Monday, June 20. The West Goshen Township Police has released a toxicology report on Wednesday, June 22, which revealed that the "Jackass" star's blood alcohol concentration was at .196 percent.

Ryan's high .196 level was more than twice the legal limit for drivers in Pennsylvania, which is .08 percent. It also indicates that alcohol made up nearly 1/500 of the 34-year-old daredevil's total blood supply. Aside from the high blood-alcohol level, it is noted that no other substances turned up in his blood.

Ryan died on early Monday morning after his 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 swerved off the road, collided with a guardrail, crashed in the woods and burst into flames. Initial autopsy results released by the Chester County Coroner's Office on Tuesday revealed that he and his passenger Zachary Hartwell, a production assistant on "Jackass: Number Two", died of accidental blunt-force and thermal trauma.

Several funeral services were reportedly scheduled for Ryan, and Westboro Baptist Church has recently announced its plans to picket Ryan's funeral. In a statement which headline read "Ryan Dunn is in hell!", the controversial church said, "WBC will picket any public memorial/funeral held for Dunn, warning all not to make a mock of sin, & to fear & obey God."

Despite the threat, a spokesman for the DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith and Boyd funeral home in West Chester said that Ryan's friends and family have gathered for a family-only private memorial on Wednesday afternoon. Funeral director Joseph DellaVecchia said he didn't expect any disturbances. A public funeral is planned for later in the week.

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posted by cr15 on Jun 23, 2011
Regardless of what he did no one deserves to die!! And he didn't hurt a poor inocent person so that's not that case its awful to use that, he was drunk I think the real case would be the fact that he was speeding! It was a dumb mistake and it ended awful for him and the passenger! I'm sure we have all done stupid things that could have resulted in death but we didn't die. It would be awful to know people are saying this stuff about your death. He's dead clearly he learn the hard way saying what your saying and all this isn't justifying anything he can't read it but the family can do you know how awful it would be to be his mom reading someone down play her sons death do to drinking! People lost someone very important in their life that's all that matters!
posted by Het on Jun 23, 2011
Bad or not reckless or not, a person, any person who just tragically or peacefully died deserves a peaceful memorial.
posted by Geek on Jun 23, 2011
I red that WBC article & my God it was so rude! I can't believe there's a church like that! They didn't respect Ryan, his friends & family who are so low right now.. WBC didn't think if God was happy on what they did.
posted by sb82 on Jun 23, 2011
I have grown up watching Jackass. Those guys have made me laugh for years. I am so sad Ryan Dunn is gone. He was one of my favorites on the show/movies and he seemed so friendly and down to earth. I am so sorry for his friends and family. And to those trashing him, that's horrible. Are you perfect? I know I'm not. I've drank and drove before as have a large majority of the population. Yes he made a mistake, but to pay with his life and the life of his friend is horrible and I do not judge him for it as others should not either. He made us all laugh with his time on earth and should be remembered for that. RIP Ryan Dunn, millions of fans all over the world will miss you deeply.
posted by FedExMatt on Jun 22, 2011
It is truly sad. Prayers and thoughts go out to Ryan's friends and family. WBC needs to act like true Christians and be there for the friends and family - picketing will not show the love of Jesus.
posted by oh please on Jun 22, 2011
thats a shame, the guy may have been an idol to some people. but dont dare defend this stupidity! He lost his life and the life of his passenger because he drank and drove. He could have hurt some other innocent person in the meantime. You've never heard of kids getting hit by drunk drivers, or an innocent woman or man being hit by a drunk driver. He doesnt deserve an leniency for this. People always try to act so righteous when someone dies, if he would have lived it wouldnt be a problem, what people are saying. this is serious, people look up to these jackass fools, what kind of example was he setting by doing something like this? now he paid the ultimate price, it cost him his life. now maybe he can really be a role to people on what not to do, and how serious it is not to drink and drive! Its no joke! and its not a situation that needs to be treated lightly. This is a grown who should have known better!
posted by avp1988 on Jun 22, 2011
Its terrible what happened and was an accident..but to protest anyones memorial is messed up. WBC needs to stop their protests and maybe focus on helping not hurting. They are a joke and Ryan Dunn made a costly mistake but doesnt deserve to be trashed talked or protested. Ryan Dunn was someone i watched growing up and I will miss watching him.

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