SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) _ Dominican officials say St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras was drunk at the time of his fatal car crash last month.
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 Oct. 26 on a highway in Puerto Plata.
She says the 22-year-old Taveras was ``legally intoxicated when he crashed.''
Taveras was among the majors' top prospects. He hit .239 with three homers and 22 RBIs in 80 games this year.
Taveras' 18-year-old girlfriend was in the car and also died.