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Report: Ryan Dunn Had 11 Drinks Before Fatal Crash

6/24/2011 3:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Jackass" star Ryan Dunn had ELEVEN drinks before stepping into his Porsche and crashing it off a Pennsylvania highway ... this according to a new report.

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According to MyFoxPhilly, Dunn downed the drinks over a 4-hour period. As we previously reported, Dunn had a blood alcohol level of .196 at the time of the crash ... more than twice the legal limit.

According to Fox, investigators believe Dunn ordered 8 drinks at the bar ... and then received an additional 3 drinks from fans while he hung out in the back.

According to Fox, that means the bar is off the hook -- because they didn't serve him the final three drinks, which investigators believe pushed Dunn over the edge ... into visibly drunk territory.

If true, it raises a bigger question -- namely, why didn't anyone STOP Dunn from getting into his car if he was visibly intoxicated?  It's the Roger Ebert argument.

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mjl    

You can't convince one drunk, let alone two drunk's not to drive when they can't even keep their balance long enough to even walk straight.

1162 days ago
107.

nameless    

For those of you who have said that 11 drinks over 4 hours isn't much, from a physiological perspective, it is. Your body can metabolize about 1 drink per hour. This obviously varies somewhat depending on the person and their BMI, but in general more than 1 drink per hour and a person will have slowed reflexes and cognitive abilities. There's a reason that states have legal limits for driving. And as a reminder, he was well over that legal limit.

Also, please stop making excuses for him. The loss of life is always sad, and it is terrible that his friends and family have to suffer because he made a bad choice. But to pretend that something other than his own behavior contributed to his death is an injustice. I lost a friend because she chose to drive drunk. If no one learned from her mistake, then her death would be even more tragic. Stop pretending that this is anything other than what it is. It doesn't do anyone, including him, any favors.

1162 days ago
108.

jack-55d79    

"If true, it raises a bigger question -- namely, why didn't anyone STOP Dunn from getting into his car if he was visibly intoxicated? It's the Roger Ebert argument."

Like any other night people were probably concentrating on socialising, drinking, and the staff were working rather than thinking about how a local celebrity is travelling home. It's obvious what could have been done. Ebert wasn't arguing anything, he was stating the obvious at a distasteful time about someone from a popular show and movie. Go figure.

The ways this could have been avoided are obvious. Ryan Dunn had probably gotten away with such things in the past. He'd certainly gotten away with ridiculous speeding (over 150mph) and more, for almost a decade, at least. And he had crashes at speed, and was left unscathed. The truth of it is as simple as him not getting away with on that night. That's exactly why risky behaviour is dangerous, because people get away with it, most of the time, until they don't. He lucked out. The responsibility lies with him. I think trying to play some kind of blame game elsewhere is futile and irrelevant. There were so many ways this could have been prevented but it boils down to not engaging in the risky behaviour to begin with, which is a bit more complicated. If I'd gotten away with stupid driving as many times as Ryan Dunn I'd like to think I wouldn't have risked it, but that seems optimistic, especially if I was drunk. I think if people want to avoid risks they should try to understand why otherwise sane people take them. RIP Ryan Dunn.

1162 days ago
109.

TDub    

WHY are you only focusing on the negative???

"Drinks" is a word that encompasses EVERY alcohol in the world! (uhhhh...Lohan's 'iced tea' for example....I'm a female and I can "DRINK" many light beers and NOT be effected to the point of what Dunn was OR felt at the time, BEFORE he was already driving.

What exactly did he drink???? No one has reported.

Did he drink something just before he left the bar that could have effected him while driving when he thought he was fine while entering the vehicle to drive??

Let's be honest...we can drink too fast and not feel it until later AND if he took a shot on his way out (when he was feeling fine) it could have hit him WHILE he was driving.

NO ONE knows and we will NEVER know!!!! So just stop!!! You're just dragging his name, his family and his friends through the mud and it's really not right!!!

He drank, he drove, he died, done. Why do we need to rehash all these details and harass his friends/family everyday??!! They're human like us, LEAVE EVERYONE ALONE!

If I die in a drunk firey car crash, please leave my people alone!!!!! Did he need to say that because he was in the public eye???? NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Get new news....seriously. Harassing his friends and family helps who?? TMZ....and that's it...

P.S. Yes this is my first post and NO I sure as hell do not want to subscribe to your newsletter cuz it's full of bull****, Im sure!

1162 days ago
110.

Scott    

Do me a favour rlsj check this out

@ 1:38 of the video freeze it and look at the trees. Do you see your buddy dunn over the left shoulder of the devil looking horned creature looking down in a robe?

Just curious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQGzr78Ok9M&feature=related

Peace.

1162 days ago
111.

Puckett    

@ Lanie

"Are you serious? 11 drinks -- mostly shots -- is a TON of alcohol..which is why his BAC was more than twice the limit."

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Spare us the "mostly shots" dramatization. As they teach you in DUI school a beer, a glass of wine and a shot all contain about the same amount of alcohol. Doing shots is no worse (or better) then drinking a beer of having a glass of wine.

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As far as speed being the ultimate cause - uh ..would have been driving so fast - had he not had his inhibitions down from the excessive drinking? Also, would he been able to see the road more clear and not veer off, if he had been sober?

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Sorry to break it to you but that's a bad assumption. People who buy fast cars actually like to drive fast and they often do it on public roads while sober too. You can't pin his driving too fast on his drinking. He had a reputation for being a crazy driver, drunk or not.

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"The dude was drunk and did what a lot of drunk drivers do--- he speed and drove recklessly and killed his passenger.. and himself."

Yep same thing a lot of sober drivers who are jackasses and drive fast cars do too.

Either way it's a tragedy.

1162 days ago
112.

Ronald RayGun    

If Dunn was going over 130 mph when he crashed about a mile from the bar he just left, he must of pulled out of the parking lot driving like a bat out of hell! Wouldn't the "fans" and manager of the bar have noticed Dunn driving off like a jerk off and maybe try of contacted the authorities about his reckless driving?

1162 days ago
113.

Scott    

Good night rlsj I love u more good luck with anger management dude.


Peace.

1162 days ago
114.

Jillian    

What an idiot!

1162 days ago
115.

Sonja    

Unless he was acting obviously drunk the bar is not going to be responsible. Especially if 'rounds' were bought.. and if it's come out that random people were buying drinks and giving them to him.. even less so. Though if I was one of those 'fans' who bought him a drink I'd be feeling pretty ****ty right now.

1162 days ago
116.

SSinOC    

Unfortunately the guy was playing Russian roulette and this was bound to catch up to him sooner or later. When it comes right down to it he's the one responsible for his actions just as the passenger should have chosen not to drive with him.

1162 days ago
117.

mjl    

Well i don't think anyone he was around besides the guys he was drinking with gave a rats ass about him. and they were probably as drunk as he was so kinda hard to judge when your bud is asking you if he looks drunk when your drunk. those girls maybe. what were in those last 3 shots.

1162 days ago
118.

Billy    

Ohhh, but some genius on here the TMZ discussion area thought they knew everything and said he never had more than 4 drinks over the entire night. Yea, like anyone really believed that and the red, watery eyes were from laughing so hard. Remember that comment. So we have a jackass who drove drunk and killed someone and a dumbass who thought they knew everything.

I hopt that passenger's family sues his estate for every penny it has and wins a massive settlement. Glad he's gone and did not take a family of 6 in their minvan out with him. A serious jackass/dumbass

1162 days ago
119.

messygirl    

Truly a jackass. At least he's off the road now, he won't be killing any other drivers.

1162 days ago
120.

debschira     

@KERAY................11 DRINKS OVER 4 HRS MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM......LETS DO THE MATH, IT TAKES ONE DRINK AT LEAST 3 DAYS TO BE FLUSHED "COMPLETELY" FROM YOUR SYSTEM. WHAT DO YOU COME UP WITH? I COME UP WITH A PERSON THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN CRAWLING AND BEGGING FOR HELP. AND DON'T GIVE ME THE SHIZZ BOUT "HE WAS A BIG, BIG, GUY BULLSHIZ!!HE WAS GUMBY BY THEN, AND SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN LEFT TO HIS AND ZACH'S OWN DEVICES!! YOU CAN PLAY THE BLAME GAME TILL THE COWS COME HOME, THE ONLY IMPORTANT THING HERE IS TO FIND A WAY TO KEEP TWO SETS OF PARENTS FROM GOING INSANE WITH GRIEF, GIVEING THEM A REASON TO GO ON LIVING, AND MAYBE NOT LAST AND CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, LETTING THEM PLAY THE BLAME GAME IS NOT GONNA DO ANYTHING GOOD FOR ANYBODY. SO LET'S HELP OUT THOSE THAT ARE TRULY HURTING IN THIS STORY AND NOT THE PEOPLES THAT WANT TO SEE THEIR OPINIONS IN LIGHT............................

1162 days ago
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