Oscar Taveras Had a Blood Alcohol Level of Five Times Legal Limit During the Fatal Crash
The 22 year old, St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder, Oscar Taveras, was intoxicated at the time of his fatal car crash, that killed him and his 18 year old girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo. At the time of the accident, the police did not believe Oscar Taveras was drinking stating that he was driving very, very fast. They believed he lost control of his vehicle, because of the extreme speed he was driving.Toxicology reports were just released and they revealed a completely different story. Oscar’s reports revealed his blood alcohol level was 5 times the legal limit in the Dominican Republic. Oscar’s blood alcohol was reported to be .284. In the Dominican Republic the legal limit for your blood alcohol level is 0.05. In the United States, the legal limit is 0.08, which Oscar would have still been over by 3 times that amount. With Oscar’s blood alcohol level being 5 times that amount, it makes you wonder how he even got into his car. It was rumored that Oscar had recently been hanging out with a bad crowd. He was reportedly drinking and partying till the early morning hours, very frequently. Why didn’t anyone try to stop him from driving? Maybe someone did say something, but it was probably brushed off. That seems to be a problem among celebrities with money. If the people they are with show any signs of resistance, they can easily be replaced. There is always someone willing to take that place for the right price.Oscar’s deadly accident that took place on October 26th
is a prime example of this behavior. He was reportedly driving from Jamao back to his hometown of Sosua, which is on the Atlantic Coast of the Dominican Republic. He lost control of his 2014 Chevy Camaro. His car ran off the road and collided with a tree. The pictures of what is left of his sports car are horrific. His actions not only took his own life, but the life of his 18 year old girlfriend. Was she drinking as much alcohol as Oscar? The legal age to consume alcohol in the Dominican Republic is 18 years old. Only they knew what happened that horrible night and they are not here to answer any questions.Oscar was a teenager when he signed with the Cardinals. He signed on as an international free agent in 2008. Before this season, Oscar was ranked the third overall prospect by MLB.com and Baseball America. This was definitely a case of a teenager rising to fame and money too quickly. The Cardinals banned alcohol from their clubhouse due to the death of their pitcher, Josh Hancock, in 2007. As of last season, the Cardinals do not provide alcohol in their locker room at home or on the road. They also do not permit alcohol on team charter flights returning to St. Louis.http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2014-11-12/oscar-taveras-blood-alcohol-level-death-car-crash-drunk-bac-st-louis-cardinals-prospect-killed
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