Ryan Dunn twice legal alcohol limit before fatal car crash

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Pennsylvania police said today that "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn was drunk before crashing his Porsche 911 GT3 at 130 mph on Monday, killing himself and a friend. Tests show he had a blood alcohol of 0.196 percent, twice the legal limit.

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Dunn, 34, and his passenger, Zach Hartwell, a former Navy SEAL and friend of Dunn's who had worked with some other members of the "Jackass" crew, had been drinking at a suburban Philadelphia bar Barnaby's in the hours before the crash. Dunn had a prior DUI conviction.

The finding could mean trouble for the bar, since Pennsylvania has a "dram shop law" that makes bars and restaurants that serve alcohol responsible if they provide drinks to someone who's clearly inebriated and later crashes — even if another passenger gets into the car with the drunk driver.

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He was truly a jackass to drink that much and put a passenger in the car with him and go 130mph. Yes I'll probably get flamed by the jalopnik lynch mob who'll cry "too soon!" or "have some respect!" but before you all shed a tear for Ryan Dunn let's not forget that he DID kill someone else.