Ryan Dunn Was Drunk and Speeding: Police

Police say his alcohol level well over legal limit and he was going 132 mph.

ByABC News
June 22, 2011, 9:53 AM

June 22, 2011— -- Ryan Dunn's blood alcohol level was well over the legal limit, according to West Goshen, Pa., police who released the results of a toxicology test today.

According to a press release obtained by ABCNews.com from the West Goshen Police Department, the county coroner determined that Dunn had a blood alcohol concentration of .196 -- more than twice the legal limit in Pennsylvania -- at the time of his death in a fiery car crash.

In 2003, the state lowered the limit from .10 to .08 and created three levels of DUI. The highest level offender is considered to have a blood alcohol level of .16 and higher.

The coroner did not detect any "drugs of abuse," the release said.

Police also said Wednesday that the initial investigation indicates that Dunn was traveling at a speed between 132 and 140 at the time of his crash. Dunn possessed a valid driver's license, according to the press release.

Both Dunn, 34, and his passenger, Zachary Hartwell, 30, died in the accident in the early morning hours of June 19 when his 2007 Porsche crashed in West Goshen.

An emotional Bam Margera, Dunn's best friend and "Jackass" co-star, broke down at the site of the collision Tuesday.

"I've never lost anybody that I care about," Margera told Philadelphia's Fox affiliate WTXF Tuesday. He's my best friend."

"He was the happiest person ever, the smartest person, with so much talent," he added. "He had so many things going for him. It's just not right, it's not right."

Margera was in Arizona when he received what he described as the "worst phone call I've ever got in my life."

Even before the call, however, he had a premonition of the accident.

"At 12:30 [local time], I just started punching out the windows of the rental van and ripping out the speakers, and I don't even know why," he told WTXF. "I wasn't mad at anything or anybody. If it was 12:30 there [in Arizona], that means it was exactly when he crashed."

Dunn's car was found in a wooded area off the road engulfed in flames.

The accident is still under investigation by the West Goshen (Pennsylvania) Police Department. The initial police press release reported that the "preliminary investigation revealed that speed may have been a contributing factor to the accident."

Dunn's Porsche jumped a guardrail, flew through 40 yards of trees and burst into flames, killing both Dunn and Hartwell instantly.

Margera's mother April Margera told Philadelphia's NBC affiliate earlier this week that Dunn "drove too fast, and I yelled at him all the time about that."

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Dunn had received at least 23 driving citations, including 10 for speeding and careless driving, in the 13 years before his fatal car accident.

According to records obtained by the Inquirer, Dunn was arrested for DUI in 2005. Charges were dropped after he completed a probationary program. His license was also suspended for more than a year.

TMZ reported that the crash was so violent that the Chester County Coroner's office was unable to determine if they died from the impact of the crash itself or from the fire that followed.

Toxicology results to help determine the role alcohol might have played in the crash will not be released for 4 to 6 weeks, according to TMZ.

Dunn had posted a photo online just hours before the crash that showed him and two friends drinking at a local bar, Barnaby's, in West Chester. Friends said he had six drinks before getting in his car.

But the manager of the bar told CNN, "He didn't seem to be intoxicated at the time he left."