Coroner Announces Dado’s BAC was .169 at Time of Fall
Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers announced Friday via press release that the toxicology report confirmed Joseph Dado’s BAC was .169 at the time of his death. No other drugs were found in his system, according to the report.
BAC, or blood alcohol content, is a measure of the concentration of alcohol in a person’s blood. The legal limit for driving in the United States is .08.
At the level of intoxication that the coroner’s report says Dado was at, possible impairments can include:
- Reaction Time
- Gross Motor Control
- Slurred Speech
However, Dado’s BAC was by no means extraordinary for a Penn State student at a weekend party. A BAC of .169 suggests that he was not at a “black-out” level of intoxication.
This will no doubt serve as a primary piece of evidence in the investigations current underway to determine whether Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) or Fiji (Phi Gamma Delta) served Dado alcohol. As far as we can discern, there is no similar investigation into whether Dado drank while at his sister’s apartment between his visits to ATO and Fiji.
For more information, visit this blog post published the day Dado was discovered in a West Campus stairwell.
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