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Possible Defense in Death of Angels Pitcher

6/10/2009 9:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A new twist in the death of Anaheim Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart ... the woman driving the car he was in had been drinking shortly before the fatal accident.

We've learned the results of the postmortem toxicology tests on Courtney Stewart -- the driver who died in the crash along with Adenhart -- were positive for alcohol. And, law enforcement sources tell us "an illegal substance" was also found, though the sources would not be more specific.

This information could be extremely important in the defense of Andrew Gallo, the driver of the minivan that ran a light and struck the other car. Gallo was arrested for DUI and later charged with three counts of murder. We're told Gallo's lawyer is already honing in on the toxicology tests.

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elvis3150    

You stupid blonde comments overshadow the real story here. A criminal (Gallo) was driving drunk without a license, ran a red light, and killed 3 people. All you taxpayers are going to pay for this POS to be in prison the rest of his life.

1960 days ago
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Linda Piepieper    

Gallo RAN A RED LIGHT - slammed into their car and killed two people. Who cares if she had a drink - he f'd up and should go to jail for life.

1960 days ago
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FrankH    

Courtney Stewart play no roll in causing the crash. The guy ran the red light and t-boned them. Trying to deflect the blame to the other driver is a typical tatic for these irresponsible boneheads!!!!

1960 days ago
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Sarah    

There is something seriously wrong with the people blaming the girl who died in this tragic turn of events.

Don't you understand that the accident WASN'T her fault? They may have found traces of alchohol and drugs in her system but it does NOT make her at fault for this accident and the deaths of these people. The person at fault is the one who ran the red light and plowed into their car and took off running, when he knew he did something wrong.

So before making dumb blonde jokes about a girl who is dead and not blaming the real person at fault, think about your comment before you start typing. The dumb blonde jokes are sterotypes that shouldnt be used not all blondes are stupid and how do you know this girl was stupid? Have you ever thought she made a bad judgement on that night?

1960 days ago
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duh    

First of all a DUMB BLONDE did not go ruin it for us all. Way to be stereotypical. wow. Second her Blood alcohol level was only .06. Third she did nothing wrong to cause the accident. Fourth she was NOT drugged. The report of an illegal substance in her system was FALSE. You should turn to real resources when looking for information everyone.

1956 days ago
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