“I couldn’t drive home so I passed out in my car. That’s the type of environment it became.”
A friend of Ryan Dunn's who drank with the "Jackass" star in the hours before the car crash that killed him said Dunn had at least four whiskey shots and beer, and told him he described a past addiction to pain killers.
In an interview with The Daily, Thaddeus Kalinoski said he spent nearly five hours drinking with Dunn at Barnaby's bar in West Chester, Pa. Kalinoski said he was so "severely intoxicated" after the binge that he passed out in his car rather than drive home.
"I could barely walk," he said. "I couldn't drive home so I passed out in my car. That's the type of environment it became."
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported, meanwhile, that Dunn has 23 traffic citations in the 13 years before his death, including for DUI. The charges were dropped after he completed a probationary program and received a suspended license, the paper said.
Dunn tweeted a picture of himself and his passenger, 30-year-old Zachary Hartwell, drinking at the bar in the hours before the crash. Hartwell was also killed when Dunn's Porsche 911 flew over a guardrail, hit a tree, and burst into flames.
"He was shooting picklebacks — whiskey shots chased by pickle juice," Kalinoski, an acquaintance of Dunn’s, told The Daily. "The shots were coming right to him. They were all over the bar."
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He said Dunn also had "a number of beers" between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m, and became the life of the party as the bar filled up.
"[Dunn] was drinking quick. He ordered for the entire bar," Kalinoski said.
A photo from the night shows Dunn leaning in to kiss Kalinoski, who said Dunn told him he was addicted to Vicodin and Adderall when they last saw each other in Baltimore in 2006.
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