St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras was exceedingly drunk when he crashed his car in the Dominican Republic last monthā€”killing himself and his girlfriendā€”according to the Associated Press. The AP quotes a spokesperson from the Dominican attorney general's office, who says that Taveras was "legally intoxicated when he crashed."


The Spanish version of the AP story contains a much longer quote from the spokesperson, who says that the toxicology report found that Taveras's blood-alcohol level was .287. The legal limit in the Dominican Republic is .05, so Taveras was driving with nearly six times the legal amount of alcohol in him.

According to various online blood-alcohol calculators, Taveras would have had to consume roughly 15 drinks in two hoursā€”or a couple more in three or four hoursā€”to be so drunk.



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