Drunk Oscar Taveras’ BAC 5 Times Over Legal Limit Before Crashing Car
Last month, St. Louis Cardinals’ outfielder Oscar Taveras crashed his car killing both himself and his girlfriend in the Dominican Republic. Toxicology reports indicated that he was not only legally drunk at the time of his death, but he was over five times the legal limit in the D.R., according to Dominican authorities Wednesday.
"The results of the toxicology studies showed that Taveras had an alcohol level of 0.287 grams at the time of the occupational accident. That means he was legally intoxicated when he crashed." -- Tessie Sanchez, a spokeswoman for the Attorney General's Office told The Associated Press.
Essentially, his blood alchohol content was .287 when the legal limit there is just .05.
According to the website, BloodAlcoholCalculator.org, it would take over 16 beers, drunk in three hours, for Taveras, who weighed 200 pounds, for him to reach a BAC of .287.
Some mixed reactions around the Twittersphere to this news after the initial shock of the young rookie’s untimely death.
So do we still feel as bad for Oscar Taveras now that he was reportedly driving drunk before he crashed and killed himself / his girlfriend?
— Kami Mattioli (@kmattio) November 13, 2014
Oscar Taveras' death still sad, don't matter if ya BAC is .01 over the limit or 1000.0
— joerona (@humorous_Joe) November 13, 2014
So Oscar Taveras was 5 times over the legal limit. Only feel sorry for the girlfriend and her family. #thiswasntatragedy
— Roger Minnema (@TheReal_Minnema) November 13, 2014
I do not think that there is an overriding public interest in knowing just how drunk Oscar Taveras was when he died. #privacy
— Curtis Edmonds (@Curtis_Edmonds) November 13, 2014
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