No Charges Against Bar In Dunn Death

Pennsylvania state police say no charges are planned against the suburban Philadelphia bar where "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn drank just before he and a passenger died in a fiery one-car crash this week.

Sgt. William La Torre of the police Bureau of Liquor Enforcement tells The Associated Press that the agency has determined that Dunn was apparently not visibly intoxicated when he was served two beers and six shots by bar employees over four hours.

Police said 34-year-old Dunn had a blood-alcohol content that was more than twice the legal limit when the car crashed Monday morning.

La Torre said fans and other people, not bar staff, apparently brought Dunn three more drinks at a back table out of sight of the bartender at the end of the night.

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Police in southeastern Pennsylvania say "Jackass" cast member Ryan Dunn died of injuries sustained in a fiery car crash, and speed may have been a factor.

West Goshen Township police say Dunn and a passenger died after his 2007 Porsche left the roadway early Monday and burst into flames. The crash occurred near the Philadelphia suburb of West Chester.

The 34-year-old Dunn appeared on MTV shows "Jackass" and "Viva La Bam" and the three "Jackass" big-screen adaptations. He also was the star of his own MTV show, "Homewrecker," and hosted "Proving Ground" on the G4 cable network.

Township police identified his passenger late Monday as 30-year-old Zachary Hartwell of West Chester.

In a statement, MTV calls Dunn "a beloved member of the MTV family for more than a decade."

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 23, 2011 at 07:18 AM
    Once again, why is this news?
  • by Anonymous on Jun 23, 2011 at 03:12 AM
    I'm surprised he lived this long.
  • by Steve Location: Grifton on Jun 23, 2011 at 02:19 AM
    What I find so amazing about the Ryan Dunn case is that if this had been anybody else (drunk, double the legal BAC limit, driving 135MPH, died in a crash and killed his passenger) or at least somebody who is not a celebrity of some merit, he would be unanimously vilified by the media and the commenters. But since he was a likable fellow on an MTV show, attitudes are different. Any loss of life is tragic, but this could have been avoided, prevented. What a shame.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 21, 2011 at 02:27 PM
    And someone please remind me, why is this news?
  • by CB on Jun 21, 2011 at 07:56 AM
    "Life in the fast lane" comes to mind.
  • by God on Jun 21, 2011 at 07:50 AM
    A candle that burns at both ends burns twice as fast...
  • by I Fought the Law on Jun 21, 2011 at 07:45 AM
    The show and this guy should have been called "Dumba**". And the article states speed may have been a factor??? Let's get it right.....ALCOHOL and SPEED.
  • by Jill on Jun 21, 2011 at 07:09 AM
    Way to go GG. I couldn't agree with you more about Anonymous.... LOL
  • by gg on Jun 21, 2011 at 06:06 AM
    Anonymous.....I find it hilarious that you make a comment about ECU players getting arrested when it is very clear that you never attended college.
  • by Humph Location: Eastern on Jun 21, 2011 at 05:51 AM
    What a tragic loss :( MTV will never be quite as sickening as it was when he was a part of it.
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