Wardell R. Lazard, who was found dead last week in Pittsburgh, had a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal driving limit and probably snorted an extremely potent dose of cocaine in the hour before his death, Allegheny County officials said yesterday.

Lazard, founder of W.R. Lazard & Co., had a blood alcohol level of 0.32% - more than three times the legal Pennsylvania limit of 0.10% for driving, said Charles Winek, Allegheny County's chief toxicologist and director of laboratories.

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