Ryan Dunn May Have Had 11 Drinks, Not 8, Before Deadly Car Crash (Report)
New information has surfaced regarding Ryan Dunn’s last hours before dying in a fiery car crash early Monday morning.
According to a Philadelphia’s Fox 29 News, the Jackass star may have had 11 drinks — not the eight the bar served Dunn — late Sunday night before getting behind the wheel of his 2007 Porsche.
It said in a news report that though the bar was well aware of the two beers and six shots that Dunn was served over the four-hour span that he was there, the bartender was not aware of three drinks that were given to him after he and his friends moved to a back table at Barnaby’s of America .
Bar employees noted that Dunn did not appear to be drunk and if he had eight drinks in his system over four hours, the blood-alcohol level would have been at 0.10, investigators said. At the time of his death, Dunn’s blood-alcohol level was at 0.196, more than twice the legal limit for drivers in Pennsylvania.
Dunn and Hartwell left the bar at approximately 2:21 a.m. Dunn had not eaten any food while at the bar.
The Jackass personality had been driving at 130 miles per hour when he crashed his Porsche into a guardrail in West Goshen Township, Pa., resulting in the car engulfing into flames.
After news of Dunn’s death broke, several close friends and industry people mourned.
“Today I lost my brother Ryan Dunn,” fellow Jackass star Johnny Knoxville tweeted. “My heart goes out to his family and his beloved Angie. RIP Ryan,” he added, finishing with: “I love you buddy.”
Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks music/films group, said in a statement Monday: "We are devastated by the tragic loss of Ryan Dunn -- a beloved member of the MTV family for more than a decade. He made us all laugh and had the tireless enthusiastic approach to life of your favorite middle school friend. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Ryan’s family and friends. The Jackass brotherhood will never be the same.”
Roger Ebert found himself in hot water when he tweeted a link to a story about Dunn’s death and wrote: “Friends don’t let Jackasses drink and drive.” He later said on his blog that he regretted that his “tweet about the event was considered cruel.”