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Iowa Mans Blood Alcohol Content Breaks Breathalyzer

I am not one to judge anyone for having a good time, but when you are so hammered that you break a breathalyzer, it is probably time to switch to water. A man in Iowa recently broke a breathalyzer with a BAC so high it couldn’t register. For those who are unclear what BAC or blood alcohol content is, according to Wikipedia

Blood alcohol content is usually expressed as a percentage of alcohol (generally in the sense of ethanol) in the blood in units of mass of alcohol per volume of blood or mass of alcohol per mass of blood, depending on the country. For instance, in North America a BAC of 0.10 (0.10% or one tenth of one percent) means that there are 0.10 g of alcohol for every dL of blood


That means that if you blow anything over a .50 than you should be dead. The man arrested in Iowa shouldn’t have been breathing, let alone blowing into a breathalyzer.

According to KCRG in Iowa City

You know your blood-alcohol content is too high when a Breathalyzer can’t calculate it.

Iowa City police said that’s what happened early Friday morning when they gave a breath test to an Iowa City man that initially read .467 percent before reading “HI.”

Officers were called to 2105 J St., the home of 28-year-old Levi B. Carter, for a report of a man who drove off the road and hit a street sign. Police spoke with a passenger in Carter’s vehicle who said they heard Carter slurring his speech and believed him to be drunk. The passenger also told police Carter was driving 55 mph on First Avenue – a 25 mph zone – before crashing his car.

Police said Carter was talking to people in his basement who were not there, smelled strongly of alcohol and could barely stand without holding himself up. Carter allegedly told police he drank two Bud Lights and admitting to driving home. Carter failed an eye test and was too drunk to complete any other field sobriety tests.

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