Man’s blood alcohol content too high for police to measure
28-year-old Levi B. Carter’s accomplishment is one that’s truly horrifying. KCRG ABC 9 News is reporting that the Iowa City, Iowa man was so intoxicated that when given a breath test, the breathalyzer wasn’t able to calculate it.His BAC was somewhere north of .467. People normally go into comas somewhere in the upper .3s. This guy is lucky to be alive - and he was driving home... Now, I'm going to go out on a limb here. If this guy was still upright with a BAC well into the .4s, I'm going to hazard a guess that this isn't the first time he's gone out and gotten really hammered. It's probably not the 100th time, either.
The Iowa City Press Citizen writes that the police responded to a call from a woman who claimed to be Carter’s passenger at about 2am Friday morning. She told them he had driven off the road and hit a street sign. When the authorities arrived to Carter’s home they found him in his basement, “talking to people that were not there.” He wasn’t able to stand without holding himself up, and if you can believe it, “smelled strongly of alcohol.”
This is another case of "until he kills someone." He'll continue to go out and get hammered and get behind the wheel until he finally plows into another car and kills the unfortunate person or persons inside. He'll get a slap on the wrist and many will feel sorry for him, because his life will be forever altered by the "accident."
That irks the hell out of me. It's no accident when someone goes out and gets absolutely stinking blind drunk and then gets behind the wheel of a car. Yet we treat it like a joke, and only half-care when someone else dies..467 BAC this dude was high as a kite, yet still poured himself behind the wheel of a car. That's no accident, folks. That's negligence bordering on intentional.
I'm certain it will come as no surprise to folks like LawDog that the man claimed to have only had two beers...
That is all.