Oscar Taveras was drunk during fatal crash

The officials in the Dominican Republic have reported that young outfielder Oscar Taveras was drunk during the time of his deadly car crash about a month ago. His girlfriend, who was 18-years-old, was in the car and died.

Tessie Sanchez, a spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office in the Dominican Republic, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that toxicology reports showed Taveras had a blood-alcohol level five times the legal limit when he lost control of his car on a highway in Puerto Plata.

Taveras was among the majors’ top prospects. He hit .239 with three homers and 22 RBIs in 80 games this year.

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