Pasquale was drunk when hit by car

November 16, 2013

Authorities say UCLA receiver Nick Pasquale was drunk when he was hit by a car and killed while walking in Southern California in September.

Orange County sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock says the 20-year-old Pasquale had a .26 blood alcohol content when he was killed. The level is more than three times the legal limit for California drivers.

Hallock says the finding came through a routine toxicology test in the death investigation, and there's no way to determine whether the alcohol was a factor in his death. There were no drugs in Pasquale's system.

The redshirt freshman and walk-on receiver was walking home Sept. 8 from a friend's house in his hometown of San Clemente when he died.

His death has become a rallying point for the 13th-ranked Bruins this season.