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Old 01-04-2010, 01:24 AM
 
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RAPID CITY, S.D. - South Dakota authorities say a woman found passed out in a stolen delivery van earlier this month registered a blood alcohol content of .708 — nearly nine times the legal limit and a possible record for the state.

Meade County State's Attorney Jesse Sondreal said Wednesday that 45-year-old Marguerite Engle was found slumped over the van's steering wheel along a highway on Dec. 1.

Cops: Driver's blood alcohol was .708 - Criminal weirdness- msnbc.com
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:57 AM
 
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It is amazing she is still alive. Most people will die if they get above .40.
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Old 01-04-2010, 02:30 AM
 
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I think they better calibrate their Breathalyzer. An alcohol content that high is beyond fatal.
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:05 AM
 
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It is amazing she is still alive. Most people will die if they get above .40.
That's what came to mind the first time I heard about this. Not sure how this is even possible.
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:29 AM
 
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Amateur.

CBC News - World - Bulgarian's blood-alcohol level astounds doctors
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:58 AM
 
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In the words of Frank Barone... HOLY CRAP!
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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In the words of Frank Barone... HOLY CRAP!
LOL!! I could even hear it in my head!

That's truly sick, yet amazing.
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:52 AM
 
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I think they better calibrate their Breathalyzer. An alcohol content that high is beyond fatal.
That was blood alcohol content, not PBT (breathalyzer) test. Anything over .4 is fatal in 50% of the cases. But with that amount of use and abuse a person develops a tolerance to alcohol.
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:59 AM
 
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Hmmm, there's blood in my alcohol system!
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:00 AM
 
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If that would have been fatal she would have already been embalmed.
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