Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2008 Offbeat
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Police Arrests a Man with Highest Record Blood Alcohol Level

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State police arrested a man, who was said to have the highest ever-recorded blood alcohol level of 0.491 percent that should have caused him death.

Stanley Kobierowski, a 34-year-old man of North Providence got arrested after crashing into a highway message board on Interstate 95 in Providence. When police stopped him, the man could hardly move to get out of the car then he grabbed the car to oppose his being taken out of it. Police had to carry him to the nearest lane and back to their barracks, the report says.

A breath test indicated blood alcohol level of 0.489 percent, followed by 0.491, said Maj. Steven O'Donnell. "The person's lucky they survived," he said. "There's no doubt he would have gotten killed or killed someone if he had continued on the route he was taking."

Kobierowski was sent to the hospital, placed for detoxification and sedated. He was charged of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest and will appear in court on Friday.

Unless a person is considered extremely tolerant for alcohol, a blood alcohol content of 0.20 percent means very serious intoxication, 0.30 is considered a stupor, 0.40 percent is the lethal dose for 50% of adult humans, while 0.5 is considered fatal, according to health department statistics.

Source: The Associated Press.

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