UCLA Football Player Was Drunk When He Was Fatally Struck By Car
The UCLA receiver who died when he was hit by a car in Orange County was legally drunk at the time of his death.Nick Pasquale, 20, was killed while he was home in San Clemente last September before the football season kicked off at UCLA. He was hit by a car while crossing the street just before 1:30 a.m., and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department said that his blood-alcohol level was .26, according to City News Service. Not that there's any legal limit for walking around your hometown, but driving with a BAC above .08 is considered drunk-driving. He didn't test positive for any drugs.
The driver of the car stayed at the scene and was questioned but wasn't detained, according to the Los Angeles Times. Investigators believe the incident was an accident.
The OC sheriff's department said there was no way to figure out if alcohol contributed to the accident.