Bill Shoemaker's blood-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit when his truck ran off the road and crashed, paralyzing the former jockey, the California Highway Patrol says.

The 59-year-old Shoemaker was in critical condition at Centinela Hospital Medical Center today after breaking his neck in the accident.The Highway Patrol on Wednesday said Shoemaker's blood-alcohol level at the time of the crash Monday night was 0.13 percent. The legal limit is 0.08. Shoemaker was arrested immediately after the accident for investigation of drunken driving.