The daredevil, whose death has kicked up unseemly controversies, had an alcohol level of 0.196, way higher than the 0.08 legal limit set for drivers in Pennsylvania. However, according to the report of the West Goshen Township police, the coroner did not find any evidence for Dunn using drugs of abuse like heroin, pot or cocaine. The coroner is yet to get results of tests done to identify prescription drug use.
Police also said Dunn's Porsche 911 GT3 was travelling at a speed of 140 miles per hour (mph) on the stretch of a road where speed limit is 55 mph. The car careened off the road trying to negotiate speeds too fast to handle, crashed through the guardrails, sped into the woods out of control and exploded in flames.
Meanwhile, surveillance footage from the bar where Dunn had his last drink, the Barnbay's, showed that Dunn had a rather steady gait and clear speech when he left in the wee hours of Monday. The bar manager also testified that Dunn had not looked punch-drunk.
He spoke clearly. He walked clearly.... If these results are true, I'm shocked at it, general manager Frank Herron told the LA Times. He said he has passed on the tapes to the police.
However, according to medical experts appearances of a seasoned drinker can be deceptive. While a light drinker would appear too intoxicated at that level of alcohol in the blood, a heavy drinker is more attuned to high alcohol levels and holds himself pretty well.
Dunn and his 30-year-old passenger Zachary Hartwell died on the spot of the accident after their Porsche caught fire in the force of the crash. The remains of the car looked no better than a spider's web.
His car was capable of reaching 190 mile per hour and the accident was surmised to have been caused by high speed. Hours before his death Dunn had tweeted a photo of himself, along with two male friends, having drinks.
TMZ had reported earlier that sources informed Dunn had drunk at least three light beers and three shots between 10.30pm and 2.10am at the bar.
The death of Dunn, an original member of the “Jackass” franchise, stirred up one controversy after the other. First, celebrated film critic Roger Ebert had his foot in the mouth when he tweeted suggesting that Dunn was a fool to drink and drive.
Ebert tweeted a link to a news story about Dunn's death, adding: Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive. He was skinned and brutalized on the Net by fans of Dunn and netizens at large for what is termed as an uncharitable comment about someone who died in a tragic traffic accident.
Though initially he stuck to his guns saying that Dunn drank, drove and died, Ebert later changed his stance and apologized to the families and friends of Dunn and Hartwell.
Once the controversy subsided, another one emerged with the Topeka-based Westboro Baptist Church threatening to protest any public funeral service held for Dunn, whose career in daredevilry had left the conservative church group seething with anger.
They did not forgive him even after death and said Dunn is in hell, adding that the TV star was “arrogant” and a “proud sinner.
“WBC will picket any public memorial/funeral held for Dunn, warning all not to make a mock of sin, & to fear & obey God!” the radical group said.
“This is no prank! In His wrath, God cut off this young man in the prime of his life, because he made a mock of sin, and taught his fellow man to grievously sin against God!”
Best known for the Jackass show, Dunn had also starred in spinoffs like 'Viva la Bam,' and his own MTV show 'Homewrecker'.
According to the NY Times, Dunn's career in reckless behavior started in the 1990s, when he and friend and collaborator Bam Margera started filming underground skateboard and stunt videos.
He also played conventional roles, appearing in the romantic comedy “Blonde Ambition” (2007) and NBC’s “Law & Order: S.V.U.” according to the report.
Meanwhile there have been reports saying that Dunn held a big bash at the Barnbay's Sunday night.
He was drinking quick. He ordered for the entire bar, a friend who drank with Dunn the fateful night told the Daily Mail. The crowd was just pouring in. It was a massive party, with people everywhere, drinking, said Thaddeus Kalinoski, who had spent five hours drinking with Dunn at Barnaby's.
Dunn had drank at least four shots of whiskey and had been the 'the life of the party', the friend said. More crucially, he said Dunn was severely intoxicated though he did not appear drunk.